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But — US. [bʌt], UK. [bʌt]

Main meanings:

  1. Used to introduce a contrast or exception.
  2. Except for; apart from.
  3. On the contrary; however.
  4. A conjunction indicating a limitation or restriction.


10 simple sentences:

  • She’s tired, but happy.
  • I wanted to go, but couldn’t.
  • He’s small, but strong.
  • I like pizza, but not burgers.
  • The weather is cold, but clear.
  • He’s working, but I’m not.
  • They are old but active.
  • I have time, but no money.
  • Is it old, but still working?
  • The car is old, but reliable.


The sentences from movies:

I wish I could, but I can’t. – The Parent Trap (1998)

But which way do I go? – Simpsons Movie (2007)

Yeah, but it’s a map, Gerry. – I In the Name of the Father (1993)

But it ain’t going to be easy. – Jaws (1975)

But you’re not allergic. – The Vow (2012)

Well, valuable, but small. – You’ve Got Mail (1998)

But he’s got a great body. – The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)

No, but I’m with Mrs. Lodge. – Them! (1954)

But have you seen him? – Grumpy Old Men (1993)

Yeah, but I wanted 12. – The Break-Up (2006)

But we’ll keep trying until it does. – A Quiet Place (2018)

That is but a taste of our fury. – The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)

But complex behaviors? – Arrival (2016)

But my friends don’t belong there. – Toy Story 3 (2010)

But I can help. – Bumblebee (2018)

But my wife doesn’t eat liver. – Life of Pi (2012)

We just met, but look. – 50 First Dates (2004)

But, no, you’re the typical villain. – Last Action Hero (1993)

Yes, but not in our lifetime. – The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

But shockingly different from what you expect. – Snowden (2016)

Anything but knives! – The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

I know, but who gave the go-ahead? – The Godfather Part II (1974)

Yeah, I know, but you’re right. – Scream (1996)

But maybe love shouldn’t be such hard work. – Jerry Maguire (1996)

But you’re lovely. – Alice In Wonderland (2010)

But allow me to ask your pardon. – A Christmas Carol (2009)

But I’m reading it slowly now. – Her (2013)

Forgive me, but why am I here? – Skyfall (2012)

But I have to get to my car! – Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

Change is always scary, but consider the following. – Up In The Air (2009)

But nobody else can fly. – Rat Race (2001)

Firm but gentle. – Alfie (1966)

Yeah, but I know who you are, Luis. – The Kill Room (2023)

But they got nude beaches. – Home Alone (1990)

But, I’m funny, how? – Goodfellas (1990)

But I can’t trace time Fiona? – Shrek 2 (2004)

Okay, but don’t touch it. – War of the Worlds (2005)

I’m sorry, but we need them. – Dont Look Up (2021)

We made a mistake, but, uh, don’t worry. – Reptile (2023)

Very feminist, but very interesting. – The Squid and the Whale (2005)

But we can’t change who we are. – Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

An accident, but nobody was hurt. – The Godfather Part I (1972)

Yes, I know, but from where? – There Will Be Blood (2007)

But then bunny tricks went out of style. – The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

We were headed here, but I don’t know. – World War Z (2013)