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Definitions for especially
ɪˈspɛʃ ə lies·pe·cial·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. particularly, peculiarly, especially, speciallyadverb

    to a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common

    "he was particularly fussy about spelling"; "a particularly gruesome attack"; "under peculiarly tragic circumstances"; "an especially (or specially) cautious approach to the danger"

  2. specially, especiallyadverb

    in a special manner

    "a specially arranged dinner"

Wiktionary

  1. especiallyadverb

    In a special manner; specially

  2. especiallyadverb

    particularly; to a greater extent than is normal

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Especiallyadverb

    Principally; chiefly; particularly; in an uncommon degree above any other.

    Etymology: from especial.

    I somewhat marvel, that they especially should think it absurd to oppose church government, a plain matter of action, unto matter of faith, who know that themselves divide the gospel into doctrine and discipline. Richard Hooker, b. iii. s. 3.

    Would you proceed especially against Caius Marcius? William Shakespeare.

    This delight they take in doing of mischief, whereby I mean spoiling of any thing to no purpose; but more especially the pleasure they take to put any thing to pain that is capable of it, I cannot persuade myself to be any other than a foreign and introduced disposition. John Locke.

    Providence hath planted in all men a natural desire and curiosity of knowing things to come; and such things especially as concern our particular happiness, or the general fate of mankind. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Especiallyadverb

    in an especial manner; chiefly; particularly; peculiarly; in an uncommon degree

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'especially' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #528

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'especially' in Written Corpus Frequency: #890

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'especially' in Adverbs Frequency: #75

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of especially in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of especially in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of especially in a Sentence

  1. Clarence Thomas:

    Look where we are, where now that trust or that belief is gone forever, when you lose that trust, especially in the institution that I’m in, it changes the institution fundamentally. You begin to look over your shoulder. It’s like, kind of an infidelity that you can explain ... but you can’t undo it.

  2. Donald Anthony:

    One of the things that they immediately said was, especially for women that may be pregnant or even thinking of getting pregnant, that whether you are scheduled to go to Rio or no, that you shouldn't go.

  3. Janice Okubo:

    It's important to appropriately store, inspect, and wash produce, especially leafy greens.

  4. Julie Morgenstern:

    First, organize your physical spaces, especially in the hot spots: kitchen, front entry, bathroom, living room, making sure everything has a really simple, well-labeled home to make it easy to find things and to put things away.

  5. Rob Petrosyan:

    If you don't like the Border Patrol, it still doesn't give you license to demand their removal. Especially since they were there to recruit for jobs as opposed to running patrols.

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