exceptional

Part of speech: adjective

Unusual or uncommon; superior.

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Usage examples "exceptional":

  1. Whether her ladyship would have been so sympathetic about this engagement if Barty had been a legitimate Rohan- say a son of her own- is perhaps to be doubted; but anyhow she had quite made up her mind that Leah was a quite exceptional person, both in mind and manners. - "The Martian", George Du Maurier.
  2. Miss Ledwith said nothing about it, because she felt that it was an exceptional case. - "The Other Girls", Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney.
  3. This is an exceptional condition for the Swallowtails and it is worth while to make careful observations along its northern limits to learn more definitely the facts as to the winter condition. - "Butterflies Worth Knowing", Clarence M. Weed.