sui generis

[ soo-i ge-ne-ris; English soo-ahy jen-er-is, soo-ee ]SEE DEFINITION OF sui generis
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He wished to judge for himself about these emanations, sui generis.

We cross the Atlantic, and among the Greenlanders discover a myth, which is sui generis.

It is sui generis; we know of none that can pretend to compare with it.

Knowledge is sui generis, and, as such, cannot be explained.

Knowledge is sui generis and therefore a 'theory' of it is impossible.

And then a sui generis mother whom I met with on board the steamboat.

All is momentary, all is pain, all is sui generis, all is unreal.

Is it necessary to point out that this "Marxism" is a little too sui generis?

He believes that Spain is, above all, sui generis, independent and individual.

Surrounded by other children, playing gaily, circling about her, she was sui generis.

WORD ORIGIN

1787, Latin, literally "of one's own kind, peculiar." First element from sui, genitive of suus "his, her, its, one's," from Old Latin sovos, from PIE root *swe-, pronoun of the third person (see idiom).

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