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  • v. Alternative spelling of particularize.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. Same as particularize.

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

  • v. be specific about


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  • "particularise" the programme in accordance with the character and specific needs of a school community.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • I send six copies of my little poem & will certainly endeavour to particularise the why and the wherefore of its publication when I have the pleasure of seeing you, which I hope to accomplish some day next week.

    Letter 132

  • I was impelled toward the women I shall presently particularise.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • 'Tis hard I confess, yet I have disposed of them as I could, and will descend to particularise them according to their species.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • To particularise: an under-sized dog will, ten to one, break off from the chase71 faint and flagging in the performance of his duty owing to mere diminutiveness.

    On Hunting

  • Repeated pulls at the bell, and arrivals too numerous to particularise: papas and mammas, and aunts and uncles, the owners and guardians of the different pupils; the singing – master, Signor Lobskini, in a black wig; the piano – forte player and the violins; the harp, in a state of intoxication; and some twenty young men, who stood near the door, and talked to one another, occasionally bursting into a giggle.

    Sketches by Boz

  • I may particularise Dr. Jenkins, for many years chief minister of

    The Englishwoman in America

  • My dear friend, Jack Tufthunt, for example, knows ONE Lord whom he met at a watering-place: old Lord Mumble, who is as toothless as a three-months-old baby, and as mum as an undertaker, and as dull as — well, we will not particularise.

    The Book of Snobs

  • As soon as her husband went to the City in the morning her operations began; if he remained away at dinner, her labours still continued: nor is it necessary for me to particularise her course of study, nor, indeed, possible; for, between ourselves, none of the male Fitz – Boodles ever could sing a note, and the jargon of scales and solfeggios is quite unknown to me.

    Mens Wives

  • There is no need to particularise here the little arrangements made between us; the playmen of the present day want no instruction, I take it, and the public have little interest in the matter.

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon


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