par·tic·u·lar·ly | \pər-ˈti-kyə-(lər-)lē, pə-ˈti-kyə-(lər-)lē, -ˈti-kyə-lə-lē;-ˈti-k(ə-)lē; also pär- \

Definition of particularly 

1 : in a particular manner : in detail

2 : to an unusual degree a particularly dry summer particularly stormy weather

3 : in particular : specifically The tools were useful, particularly the knife.

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Examples of particularly in a Sentence

Pay particularly close attention to the second paragraph. all of you, but particularly anyone with a problem, should feel free to contact me at any time

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To combat that, a variety of organizations are stepping in to help LGBT youth, particularly those who lack health insurance or support from their parents. Lauren Castle, azcentral, "Arizona groups offer health, housing help to LGBT youth," 14 July 2018 This is particularly true of the 16-bit era Final Fantasy games for Super Nintendo, which ushered in a new wave of Japanese role-playing fans in the 1990s. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "Octopath Traveler is a modern take on classic Final Fantasy on the Nintendo Switch," 12 July 2018 Some of Warhol’s shots, particularly those featuring famous friends at clubs and social hotspots, mimic the invasive photos seen in celebrity tabloids. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Thousands of Unseen Photos Featuring Andy Warhol and Celebrity Pals to Be Digitized," 11 July 2018 The administration’s approach has prompted criticism from lawmakers, particularly those from farm states, who say Mr. Trump is approaching a serious issue in an undisciplined way that could backfire. New York Times, "U.S. Threatens Tariffs on $200 Billion of Chinese Goods, From Tilapia to Handbags," 10 July 2018 West wonders if the airport can negotiate with airlines — particularly those carrying cargo, not passengers — to change flight schedules. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, "For some in Anchorage, it’s been the summer of airplane noise. But just wait until next year.," 10 July 2018 That’s particularly true of Collins; Murkowski probably doesn’t fear any general election opponent in strongly Republican Alaska. Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, "How Maine Democrats Can Save Roe v. Wade," 10 July 2018 Alcon also manufactures medical devices, particularly those used in eye surgeries such as procedures for treatment of cataracts, as well as laser eye surgery. Gordon Dickson, star-telegram, "No need to shed tears yet. Alcon promises to stay in Fort Worth after spinoff," 9 July 2018 Chief among her short-term goals is addressing the city’s homelessness population, particularly those struggling with mental health problems and drug addiction. Dominic Fracassa,, "SF Mayor-elect London Breed says she wants to move quickly, look to future," 8 July 2018

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First Known Use of particularly

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of particularly was in the 14th century

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English Language Learners Definition of particularly

: more than usually

—used to indicate someone or something that deserves special mention

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