Definition of except:
"2007: But this [ban on circumcision] must have been a provocation, as the emperor Antoninus Pius later acknowledged by excepting the Jews. -- Glen Bowersock, 'Provocateur', London Review of Books 29:4, p. 17"
with the exception of; but
"there was nothing in the cupboard except a tin of beans."
with the exception (that); used to introduce a clause, phrase or adverb forming an exception or qualification to something previously stated
"you look a bit like my sister, except she has longer hair."