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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXEMPT

But its prisoners were not exempt from its heat, like certain holy ones of old.

From evil—physical, moral, and political—it is not our claim to be exempt.

Now, why should the rich man be exempt from a similar investigation?'

To the west, the Fork, the lands are pretty flat, but exempt from inundations.

He would not have been at the exempt, but the sight of the other depressed him.

The German name implies that he is exempt from mounting guard.

The Irish people are exempt from every species of direct taxation!

Even the higher classes are not exempt from this superstitious fear.

You are not an exempt, and the Governor shall take care of you.

She expressed a hope, moreover, that other articles might be exempt from duty too.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French exempt (13c.) and directly from Latin exemptus, past participle of eximere "remove, take out, take away; free, release, deliver, make an exception of," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + emere "buy," originally "take," from PIE root *em- "to take, distribute" (cf. Latin sumere "to take, obtain, buy," Old Church Slavonic imo "to take," Lithuanian imui, Sanskrit yamati "holds, subdues"). For sense shift from "take" to "buy," compare Old English sellan "to give," source of Modern English sell "to give in exchange for money;" Hebrew laqah "he bought," originally "he took;" and colloquial English I'll take it for "I'll buy it."

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