Origin of special
Examples from the Web for specially
On December 10, the Specially Designated Secrets Law will go into effect.‘Whip it!’ Japanese Prime Minister Abe’s Cabinet Of Horrors|Jake Adelstein|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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”|Anna Nemtsova|September 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rivers was reportedly having her hair and make-up done, the room had been specially decorated, and her two dogs had visited her.
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|DAILY BEAST
For example, Clapper said only specially trained personnel could access the vast database of metadata collected by the government.
This sponge is specially employed for the toilet, and its price is high.The Ocean World:|Louis Figuier
Are specially promising youths to be set apart from early childhood to prepare themselves for these positions of authority?The Behavior of Crowds|Everett Dean Martin
It looks like you, too, somehow, as if it had been specially made for you.Why Joan?|Eleanor Mercein Kelly
"Bar," said the Serbian stove-tender very quietly, picking up a specially curved one, and McLanahan took the other end.Steel|Charles Rumford Walker
It was not specially interesting, though the sea was in sight from one of the windows.Deephaven and Selected Stories & Sketches|Sarah Orne Jewett
British Dictionary definitions for specially
verb -cials, -cialling or -cialled (tr)
Word Origin for special
Word Origin and History for specially
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.