Synonyms for specially

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What he specially disliked was that his master was a foreigner.

It was Aldonza, however, who specially touched her feelings.

The unhappy woman, to whom I had specially come, was smitten indeed.

No one department of human effort is specially His, or is His special expression.

To ascribe them specially to God would seem to us far-fetched.

A prudent person, lapsing into a dilemma, is specially discomfitted.

They'll be on their mettle, the both of 'em, more 'specially Diablo.

Of his women friends he thought in a specially practical way.

The soul itself is only an aggregation of specially tenuous and subtle atoms.

This is specially true of cedars and oaks, as well as of elms and maples.

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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