peculiarly

[ pi-kyool-yer ]SEE DEFINITION OF peculiarly
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PECULIARLY

Those who were initiated were supposed to be peculiarly under the protection of the gods.

Jaques is only sketched in with light strokes, but all his traits are peculiarly Hamlet's traits.

And this was strange, since the Italian restaurant is such a peculiarly British institution.

He drank and relapsed into his peculiarly close manner of silence.

The case of this woman is peculiarly affecting, from other considerations.

This success was peculiarly gratifying to Nelson, for many reasons.

Peculiarly appropriate in an employee when addressing an employer.

Party journalism in the Province of Quebec is peculiarly bitter and mendacious.

Mr. Willey was peculiarly adapted to such circumstances as these.

Here Goethe's little parable, as he calls it, is peculiarly applicable.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "belonging exclusively to one person," from Latin peculiaris "of one's own (property)," from peculium "private property," literally "property in cattle" (in ancient times the most important form of property), from pecu "cattle, flock," related to pecus "cattle" (see pecuniary). Meaning "unusual" is first attested c.1600 (earlier "distinguished, special," 1580s; for sense development, cf. idiom). Related: Peculiarly.

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