Can be confusedespecially specially (see synonym study at the current entry) (see usage note at special)
Examples from the Web for especially
The benefits of incumbency are quite potent, especially in the all-important area of raising campaign funds.
Two factors made Hiram Revels especially interesting to the Washington establishment.The Black Man Who Replaced Jefferson Davis in the Senate|Philip Dray|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
This is especially striking, though hardly surprising, in the case of Priebus, Mr. Outreach.
Terrorism is bad news anywhere, but especially rough on Odessa, where the city motto seems to be “make love, not war.”
And, especially when it comes to the middle, personality counts.
It was especially because Vaudrey appeared to be so happy, that his young wife was so contented.His Excellency the Minister|Jules Claretie
Recently he has been even more than usually kind to us, especially to Edith.Coningsby|Benjamin Disraeli
“Especially when he has the privilege of your particular favour,” added Nasmyth.The Greater Power|Harold Bindloss
I need hardly remark that every name in the Bible, especially Hebrew names, has a meaning of its own.Pleasure & Profit in Bible Study|Dwight Moody
What I have to say will be upon this point: Why Puritanism is especially fitted to elevate the despised races.