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  • adv. Such as to be greater than usual; particularly; exceptionally.
  • adv. Such as to be strange or odd.
  • adv. Strongly associated with.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a peculiar manner; particularly; in a rare and striking degree; unusually.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a peculiar manner; in a manner not common to others; hence, in a remarkable or impressive degree; especially; particularly; strangely: as, he had made this subject peculiarly his own; she was very peculiarly attired.

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

  • adv. uniquely or characteristically
  • adv. to a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common
  • adv. in a manner differing from the usual or expected


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peculiar +‎ -ly


  • Fortunately for an answer to this question, air is as vital to change in the inorganic processes of nature as it is to those other changes which we call peculiarly life.


  • They've created new American characters as well, placed in peculiarly American settings.

    HBO's 'Little Britain USA' lends us lots of laughs

  • Its effect, peculiarly, is to magnify much of the nonsense on this subject that has cluttered the public mind for more than 40 years.

    A Knoll of One’s Own

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  • Jones had written that ` One sometimes hears of miners earning substantial sums when working in peculiarly fortuitous circumstances.

    Revisiting Orwell's Wigan Pier

  • And with those who are friends from other countries, so far as their traditions and experiences go, it is the same; but with our own kith and kin peculiarly it is so.

    The Boy Scout Movement

  • Breakfast was an excitement shared in peculiarly by the Ancient

    Chapter 14

  • This central factor is indicated by the descriptive title peculiarly applied to modern industry, Capitalism.

    The Evolution of Modern Capitalism A Study of Machine Production

  • It was perched -- to use a phrase peculiarly applicable to its position -- almost immediately at that point where the terrace made an angle with the cliff, being defended by a stone parapet, through which an iron wicket opened upon a flight of rough-hewn steps, that terminated in a pathway leading down to the river.

    Horse-Shoe Robinson: A Tale of the Tory Ascendency.

  • "Alone" was a word peculiarly unwelcome to Marmaduke Nevile, who was an animal thoroughly social and gregarious.

    The Last of the Barons — Volume 01


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