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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MORE SPECIAL

From that we may fitly turn to the more special question, "What is an Avatra?"

To this more special reason I may add a more general reason.

References to more special literature will be found in Pfeffer.

The work of Tolstoy has another and more special significance.

But there are many illustrations of a more special character.

To these are added some admonitions of a more special character.

In addition to this general error, there are more special errors.

Of these we will single out only a few for more special notice.

By and bye it is found convenient that each of these should have its own more special sign allotted to it.

Some of the more special tools are shown in connection with examples of turret lathe work, which are referred to in the following.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., "better than ordinary," from Old French especial, from Latin specialis "individual, particular," from species "appearance, kind, sort" (see species). Meaning "marked off from others by some distinguishing quality" is recorded from c.1300. In Middle English, also as a noun meaning "sweetheart, lover." Meaning "special train" is attested from 1866. Special effects first attested 1951. Special interests in U.S. political sense is from 1910. Special pleading first recorded 1680s.

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