Examples of especially in a Sentence
- With the help of his staff, [Tim] Russert was especially good at arming himself for an interview by compiling a politician's previous statements in all their contradictions. Google was his tool and Gotcha his game. —David Remnick, New Yorker, 23 June 2008
- In 1972, we began nonstop coverage of the Nixon-McGovern presidential campaign. Hunter [S. Thompson] took over my life then—and for many years after that when he was reporting (long nocturnal telephone calls and frequent all-night strategy sessions) and especially when he was writing. He was demanding in his need for time, attention, care, handling and editing. —Jann S. Wenner, Rolling Stone, 24 Mar. 2005
- Moreover, Gone with the Wind is peopled with characters whose inconsistencies make them interesting, none more so than Scarlett O'Hara, an unattractive, inexplicably seductive antiheroine whom Trollope himself might well have been pleased to dream up on an especially good day. —Terry Teachout, National Review, 20 Aug. 2001
- … I am a tax dweeb. I like thinking about taxes and writing about taxes, and I really like doing my taxes. Especially since do-it-yourself tax software in a box got so great. —Linda Stern, Newsweek, 6 Mar. 2000
He was especially concerned about the contract.
There is nothing especially radical about that idea.
Winning this tournament was especially satisfying.
I made this pie especially for you.
Recent Examples of especially from the Web
Another great feature—especially for uneven pavement or gravel lots—is the cooker's legs, which adjust independently to make sure the grilltop is flat even on unbalanced surfaces.
The stabilizing effect is strongest when external engagement is especially likely.
But, even taking Hollywood's shifting release schedule into account, this summer was particularly disappointing, especially with regard to the large number of high-price sequels and reboots that fell flat with audiences over the past few months.
Diallo was often at the head of the line and especially helpful and talkative to the high school players getting their first taste of college level work.
For one part, initial avoidance of floodplains created desirable targets for development, especially in the middle of cities.
And a recording, especially an old one, is a poor substitute.
The road to another crown has plenty of stumbling blocks, especially considering that the county may be as balanced as ever.
Subtlety, however, has never been one of them—especially where hair and makeup is concerned.
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ESPECIALLY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of especially for English Language Learners
: more than usually
—used to indicate something that deserves special mention
: for a particular purpose or person
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