Part of speech: adverb

In a special manner; particularly.

Part of speech: adverb

For a specific purpose.

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Usage examples "specially":

  1. It is always more or less dangerous there, but it is specially dangerous to- day. - "Girls of the Forest", L. T. Meade.
  2. She had been sure for some time that Cyril had ceased to care specially for her, even if he ever did fancy that he loved her. - "Miss Billy", Eleanor H. Porter.
  3. This may be a specially good chance. - "The Project Gutenberg Plays of John Galsworthy, Complete", John Galsworthy.