Especially adverb - In the specific case of one person or thing as distinguished from others.
Strictly speaking and especially are semantically related In some cases you can use "Strictly speaking" instead an adverb "Especially".
Nearby Word: especial
Both terms in one sentence
- While not strictly speaking sea dogs, many of the Sky Pirates in The Edge Chronicles have beards of this nature, especially Tem Barkwater.
Source: Seadog Beard
- Abusive Parents: Not parents, strictly speaking, but many guardians are thoroughly unsuitable, especially Olaf.
- While strictly speaking a Mayfly-December Romance, the feeling of this trope is impossible to avoid in The Sharing Knife books by Lois McMaster Bujold, especially when 18-year-old Fawn Bluefield takes 55-year-old Dag Redwing home to her 53-year old father... and insists on marrying him.
Source: MayDecember Romance
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