Usage examples for especial

  1. The devoted wife used to play his accompaniment as he sang his own music, and when he died he took especial pains that she should be his sole and exclusive heir, even leaving it to her pleasure whether or not his brothers and sisters should have anything at all. – The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 2 by Rupert Hughes
  2. So it was presently decided that, although the case had taken an unusual course, nought had yet been proved, and that seeing the king had taken especial interest in the matter, he must be informed as to what had taken place, and that meanwhile Mistress Constance must be confined in Bedford Gaol until the will of those in high places had been made known. – The Coming of the King by James Hocking
  3. The grandfather seemed to feel an especial sympathy for this little invalid charge, for he tried to think of something fresh every day to help forward her recovery. – Heidi by Johanna Spyri
  4. In addition to this, they were thoroughly trained in both Greek and Latin literature, especial attention being given to the poets. – Roman Women Woman: In All Ages and in All Countries, Volume 2 (of 10) by Alfred Brittain
  5. The design was all right, for that was Matteo's especial skill. – In the Days of the Guild by Louise Lamprey
  6. Especial care should be taken that this is well done, particularly at the bottom; the earth should be so firmly pressed to the root that the plant cannot be easily pulled from the soil. – Tomato Culture: A Practical Treatise on the Tomato by William Warner Tracy
  7. They expressed especial satisfaction at the sight of the mouth, because it would enable her to eat; and they seemed to have some apprehension that she might suffer from hunger. – A New Voyage Round the World, in the years 1823, 24, 25, and 26, Vol. 2 by Otto von Kotzebue
  8. Experienced shootists, old hands at mortal combat with their kind, glanced from man to man, measured every motion, every look, with all the intense eagerness of artists who are favored with one great and especial sight, not to be met again. – First Fam'lies of the Sierras by Joaquin Miller
  9. He appeared in no especial hurry. – Parrot & Co. by Harold MacGrath
  10. Miss Hazen seemed to find especial delight in Charlie's society on that drive. – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  11. I had been secretly hoping that my good mistress would take me under her especial charge again, and that I should see a little more of her. – Tales of the Toys, Told by Themselves by Frances Freeling Broderip
  12. To think of Ellen Terry as Olivia will always be to recall one especial and remarkable moment of beauty and tenderness. – Shadows of the Stage by William Winter
  13. It is of especial interest that this method has been noted in the Philippines for more than three hundred years. – The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes by Tomás de Comyn Fedor Jagor Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow Charles Wilkes
  14. Along with Sir Peter came an officer worthy of especial mention. – The War of Independence by John Fiske
  15. Of course, the country needed secret service men, and must have them, but there was an especial reason why each one of us should not be a detective. – Out of a Labyrinth by Lawrence L. Lynch
  16. A neat- looking, good- tempered maid answered it, Hannah, who, as Joyce had informed her, waited upon the gray parlor, and was at her, the governess's, especial command. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  17. And it seemeth thy especial delight to bring unto the lonely in desert places the companionship that exalteth humanity! – The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac by Eugene Field
  18. He drew Ermengarde on to speak of her home, and in especial of her brother Basil, and he thought the little girlish face very charming indeed when Ermie spoke eagerly of her favorite brother. – The Children of Wilton Chase by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  19. I have an especial reason for asking. – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  20. To M. Beaurain I am under an especial obligation. – The Story of Rouen by Sir Theodore Andrea Cook