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particularly

[per-tik-yuh-ler-lee, puh-tik-] /pərˈtɪk yə lər li, pəˈtɪk-/
adverb
1.
in a particular or to an exceptional degree; especially:
He read it with particularly great interest.
2.
in a particular manner; specifically; individually.
3.
in detail; minutely.
Origin of particularly
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English. See particular, -ly
Synonyms
1. exceptionally, specially. See especially. 3. scrupulously.
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  • Hester Paine was not particularly well pleased with the meeting.

    Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
  • Reflects on the Harlowe family, and particularly on Mrs. Harlowe, for her passiveness.

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • The white men were slave-hunters, and were after me particularly, as I learned afterwards.

    Biography of a Slave Charles Thompson
  • They did not seem to interest him particularly, or else they puzzled him.

    Ester Ried Yet Speaking Isabella Alden
  • The question struck them both as particularly inane, in view of his actions.

    Chip, of the Flying U B. M. Bower
British Dictionary definitions for particularly

particularly

/pəˈtɪkjʊləlɪ/
adverb
1.
very much; exceptionally: I wasn't particularly successful
2.
in particular; specifically: pensioners, particularly the less well-off
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Word Origin and History for particularly
adv.

"in a special degree, more than others," 1670s, from particular (adj.) + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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