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especially

adverb

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1 in the specific case of one person or thing as distinguished from others
  • all employees, but especially the administrative assistants, will need to learn to use the new phone system

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2 to a great degree
  • that university is especially strong in the sciences

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3 in regard to something mentioned explicitly or in detail
  • he especially minded the proposed changes to the work schedule

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The first known use of especially was in the 15th century

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“Especially.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/especially. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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