- (manner) In a special manner; specially.
- (focus) Particularly; to a greater extent than is normal.
- 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, page viii:
- There is now such an immense "microliterature" on hepatics that, beyond a certain point I have given up trying to integrate (and evaluate) every minor paper published—especially narrowly floristic papers.
- (focus) Used to place greater emphasis upon someone or something.
- Invite them all, especially Molly.
- 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314 ↗, page 0105 ↗:
- Captain Edward Carlisle […] felt a curious sensation of helplessness seize upon him as he met her steady gaze, […]; he could not tell what this prisoner might do. He cursed the fate which had assigned such a duty, cursed especially that fate which forced a gallant soldier to meet so superb a woman as this under handicap so hard.
- (special manner)
- (particularly) in particular; see also Thesaurus:specifically
- (emphasis) first and foremost; see also Thesaurus:above all
- French: spécialement, particulièrement, surtout, en particulier
- German: besonders
- Italian: specialmente, soprattutto
- Portuguese: especialmente, sobretudo
- Russian: осо́бенно
- Spanish: especialmente, sobre todo