Definition of 'especially'
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Example sentences containing 'especially'
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Especially when so much other research seems to suggest the opposite. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Camps holding a mixture of nationalities were especially vulnerable to abuse. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We had six very bad years, especially after we lost our city and our houses. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Jupiter shines a lucky light on property plans, especially those involving two generations of the family. The Sun (2016)Not me - and especially not this one. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He lives alone and values his space, especially after growing up with so many siblings. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In urban areas especially, we can be surrounded by noise and activity but speak to no one. The Sun (2016)Especially to use the top escape exit. BomberThis seems especially true in areas of music and worship. Christianity Today (2000)The times for light exposure after landing are especially important. Beat Jet Lag - arrive alert and stay alert (1991)Especially with so much fat to cut elsewhere in public spending. The Sun (2013)This is especially important for vulnerable older people. The Sun (2013)It will be especially useful for areas with peak use. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Especially after bringing in so many players who have made so little difference. The Sun (2008)Pilot studies are especially vulnerable to being shelved. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Her lawyers argued that she was especially vulnerable to intimidation because of her history of mental health problems. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Three draws in a row is not good, especially with two home games. The Sun (2007)Our primal ancestors would have used this method especially when cold and often before pleasurable tasks such as ripping flesh from a kill. Times, Sunday Times (2007)No one will take it seriously, especially with two matches already claimed to have been fixed. The Sun (2010)Mental toughness counts for so much, especially in the second half of the season. The Sun (2011)Prices tend to become exorbitant, especially in areas of highest demand. Introduction to Social Administration in Britain (1990)For me, especially the last two months have been really hard. The Sun (2013)No one deserves to earn that much, especially when the public are forced to pay for it. The Sun (2008)It has also adopted a "planetary management" perspective calling for action in areas deemed especially important to the future of the planet. Sociology (1995)Everyone was gutted conceding just five minutes before the end, especially after holding on for all that time. The Sun (2015)This often happens these days for first offences involving small quantities of illegal drugs for personal use, especially with cannabis. Taking Drugs Seriously (1994)Young females had to tread very carefully, especially after the first edition had gone and a few beers had been sunk. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This is true for all brand names, especially those used on the Web. THE 22 IMMUTABLE LAWS OF BRANDING (2002)For many people, the legacy is a positive one, especially if the ex has helped them to feel safe and secure. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'especially'
British English: especially /ɪˈspɛʃəlɪ/ ADVERB
You use especially to emphasize that what you are saying applies more to one person or thing than to any others.
Apply sunscreen every two hours, especially if you have been swimming.
- American English: especially
- Arabic: خُصُوصاً
- Brazilian Portuguese: especialmente
- Chinese: 尤其
- Croatian: posebno
- Czech: zvláště
- Danish: specielt
- Dutch: vooral
- European Spanish: especialmente
- Finnish: erityisesti
- French: spécialement
- German: besonders
- Greek: ιδιαίτερα
- Italian: specialmente
- Japanese: 特に
- Korean: 특히
- Norwegian: særlig
- Polish: szczególnie
- European Portuguese: especialmente
- Romanian: îndeosebi
- Russian: особенно
- Spanish: especialmente
- Swedish: särskilt
- Thai: โดยเฉพาะอย่างยิ่ง
- Turkish: özellikle
- Ukrainian: особливо
- Vietnamese: đặc biệt là
Definition of especially from the Collins English Dictionary
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