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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SPECIFY

The indictment does not specify regicide as the prisoner's treason.

Passing by many particulars of the discipline of nature, we must not omit to specify two.

We can specify other features of the society connected with this type of household.

But there is no attempt in the Review to specify a whirlwind.

I am not bound to specify the labor that he could undertake.

It need not specify the amount that is to be paid; in other words, it need not specify the consideration.

For what purpose she did not specify, but it sounded promising.

Yet it struck him, that being pressed for further explanation, she did NOT specify why.

Let me specify one or two instances in illustration of this remark.

I need not—for I cannot—specify all the instances in which it acts.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Old French specifier (13c.), from Late Latin specificare "mention particularly," from specifus (see specific). Related: Specified; specifying.

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