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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SPECIALIZING

It is the specializing on ideas which shuts the stream of its flow.

In a system like this there is no resting, no play, no shirking, no specializing.

He was an electrochemical engineer, specializing in cold lighting.

Some countries are better suited to specializing than others.

He was wise enough not to press the question into what her specializing ran.

In every detail he was an advanced dresser, specializing in flamboyant cravats.

Despite the obvious need of specializing and strengthening these Departments, the resistance of Dundas was not easily overcome.

Just as certain countries or groups present exceptional chances for specializing, so others offer but poor opportunities.

Sometimes she stopped in the shade of pepper, eucalyptus, or palm, where the larks were specializing in their age-old offertory.

After the Revolution, he engaged in dentistry, specializing in making artificial teeth and in the manufacture of "umbrilloes."

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, "to indicate specially," from special + -ize. Sense of "engage in a special study or line of business" is first attested 1881; biological sense is from 1851. Related: Specialized; specializing.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.