But  /bʌt,bət/  

Preposition, conjunction and adverb

Synonyms: Nevertheless, although, however

Hindi: परंतु
Punjabi: ਪਰ

Meaning:

1. Except; apart from; other than.

2. No more than; only.

3. Used to introduce a phrase or clause contrasting with what has already been mentioned.

4. Used to indicate the impossibility of anything other than what is being stated.

5. Used to introduce a response expressing a feeling such as surprise or anger.

Sentence:

1. I am sorry, but I cannot help you.

2. We were never anything but poor.