Origin of special
Synonyms for special
Antonyms for special
Examples from the Web for specially
Contemporary Examples of specially
On December 10, the Specially Designated Secrets Law will go into effect.‘Whip it!’ Japanese Prime Minister Abe’s Cabinet Of Horrors
October 24, 2014
They served in the volunteer Donbass Battalion, one of three specially organized National Guard battalions.Bitter Survivors and Caravans of Coffins from Ukraine’s “Eastern Boiler”
September 14, 2014
Rivers was reportedly having her hair and make-up done, the room had been specially decorated, and her two dogs had visited her.Joan Rivers: 'Death Is Like Plastic Surgery'
September 4, 2014
The elite troops are specially trained Swiss soldiers between the age of 19 and 30.Vatican’s Pope-Protecting Swiss Guards Accused Of Secret Gay Lobby
Barbie Latza Nadeau
January 24, 2014
For example, Clapper said only specially trained personnel could access the vast database of metadata collected by the government.Phone Records Shared With U.K.
June 7, 2013
Historical Examples of specially
What he specially disliked was that his master was a foreigner.
It was Aldonza, however, who specially touched her feelings.
The unhappy woman, to whom I had specially come, was smitten indeed.
No one department of human effort is specially His, or is His special expression.
To ascribe them specially to God would seem to us far-fetched.
verb -cials, -cialling or -cialled (tr)
Word Origin for special
early 13c., "better than ordinary," from Old French especial, from Latin specialis "individual, particular," from species "appearance, kind, sort" (see species). Meaning "marked off from others by some distinguishing quality" is recorded from c.1300. In Middle English, also as a noun meaning "sweetheart, lover." Meaning "special train" is attested from 1866. Special effects first attested 1951. Special interests in U.S. political sense is from 1910. Special pleading first recorded 1680s.