Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. For a special purpose.
  • adv. extremely
  • adv. in particular

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a special manner; particularly; especially.
  • adv. For a particular purpose.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a special manner; specifically; particularly; exceptionally; especially.
  • For a particular reason or purpose; by special or exceptional action or proceeding: as, a meeting specially called; an officer specially designated.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. to a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common
  • adv. in a special manner

Etymologies

special +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I deserved such a distinction personally, for my own sake, and I was always wishing that my august friend would create a title specially in my favour.

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  • This is what I call the specially British form of [135] Quietism, or

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  • If all the black folks, be them specially from the south have no sense of what their peers went thru and still are, then I suggest they watch the movie, "Shinandoa" (hope I spelled it correctly) they would not be even close to be republicans, namely Michael Steel, the RCC. "republican commitee chairman", Ron Christie, republican analyst, and many other black men that are affilieated to their salve masters, if beyond comprehension.

    Leahy on Sotomayor: 'Stop the racial politics'

  • Those arrested are to be held in specially-constructed prison camps until such time as the required laws can be enacted to reintroduce capital punishment for Sedition, Treason and Saying Nasty Things About Gordon.

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  • Most Dutch artists also created small paintings, often on copper plates for display in specially designed art cabinets.

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  • First on my must-visit list was Fanfare/Ponent Mon, where I was able to pick up the second volume of A Distant Neighborhood, sent in specially to debut at the show.

    Small Press Expo (SPX) 2009 » Comics Worth Reading

  • More specifically, the company grows genetically engineered microorganisms in specially designed bioreactors.

    The first sentence I wrote today…

  • E85 is 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline, and it can be used only in specially-designated flex-fuel vehicles.

    Move over E85, here comes E15. EPA proposes adding more ethanol to gasoline blends

  • My repects to Jack Cafferty, John King, and also Keith Olberman from MSNBC, for their objectines and good journalship in reporting the upcoming news as they are, not twisting or missinterpreting what has been said, specially from the Obama side.

    Eight Edwards delegates now moving to Obama

  • I'll be curios to read the other comments, specially from the Obama supporters.

    Hillary Clinton chokes up in CNN interview

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