Origin of peculiar
Examples from the Web for peculiarly
I believe totalitarianism is a peculiarly 20th century idea.
In the tape, the bull looks bored, wearing that peculiarly vacuous expression that only cows and bulls can know.
But life has a peculiarly strict mathematical quality to it.
Nonetheless, this is a peculiarly British mess that reflects not just on the company but on the country.
Amis-Rage has become a near pathological, peculiarly British compulsion.
Mr. Lyte, it appeared, was suffering from a peculiarly interesting neuralgia, and the garage had overcharged him.Babbitt|Sinclair Lewis
It was originally a shallow gravel pit, and is peculiarly adapted to the requirements of Bamboos.Trees and Shrubs for English Gardens|Ernest Thomas Cook
But as the essential idea of the Psalmist is preserved in the common version, I employ it as peculiarly illustrative and forcible.The Crown of Thorns|E. H. Chapin
My boys are all dear to me, but Durand and Gordon peculiarly so.Peggy Stewart at School|Gabrielle E. Jackson
In the instance of Dr and Mrs Riccabocca the change was peculiarly visible.
British Dictionary definitions for peculiarly
Word Origin for peculiar
Word Origin and History for peculiarly
mid-15c., "belonging exclusively to one person," from Latin peculiaris "of one's own (property)," from peculium "private property," literally "property in cattle" (in ancient times the most important form of property), from pecu "cattle, flock," related to pecus "cattle" (see pecuniary). Meaning "unusual" is first attested c.1600 (earlier "distinguished, special," 1580s; for sense development, cf. idiom). Related: Peculiarly.