peculiar to


: of, relating to, or found in (only one person, thing, or place)
a custom peculiar to America

Examples of peculiar to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lego and Fortnite teaming up There are also unique risks peculiar to Roblox that investors must consider. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 28 Dec. 2023 Judge Presnell’s injunction rested on a doctrine peculiar to First Amendment cases, one that allows judges to strike down overbroad laws because of their chilling effect on others’ speech. Adam Liptak, New York Times, 16 Nov. 2023 Hence some biologists object that human female menopause is merely part of a widespread phenomenon of animal menopause, not something peculiar to humans. Jared Diamond, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 Although written by hand in the studied artificial cursive peculiar to Meghan Markle, the letter was definitely highly worked in a more substantive way — a complete normality in Royal Family correspondence to have more than one set of eyes on a composition. Guy Martin, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2021 Which, as this series—written and created by Francesca Brill and Luke Watson —regularly suggests, tends to be a condition peculiar to women. Dorothy Rabinowitz, WSJ, 29 Apr. 2021 Machiavelli, writing four centuries earlier, had made a similar point about the gulf, so puzzling and peculiar to politics, between intention and result. Corey Robin, The New Yorker, 12 Nov. 2020 The things that are scary or chasing the different characters are oftentimes things that are internal and peculiar to that person. Dan Snierson,, 15 Mar. 2023 In reality, the team-building process may bring you a lot of pain—there are some common omissions, like inefficient recruitment, that are peculiar to managers who lack necessary experience. Roman Kumar Vyas, Forbes, 6 Jan. 2023

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“Peculiar to.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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