One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1usually as submodifier In a way that belongs or is connected to only one particular person or thing.‘a way of life that was uniquely British’as sentence adverb ‘uniquely, the United Kingdom is on target to fulfil the promise to double its aid to developing nations’
- ‘All of this is found in the experience which is uniquely New York.’
- ‘These virtues were thought distinctively—even uniquely—Australian.’
- ‘Uniquely, she has taken possession of the gesture.’
- ‘His art represents the uniquely German power responsible for the onset of the Reformation.’
- ‘Some of these pieces are uniquely Armani.’
- 1.1 In a very special or unusual way.‘a uniquely talented musician’‘uniquely shaped buildings’
- ‘She was uniquely beautiful, right?’
- ‘They were a uniquely disadvantaged group—impoverished, undereducated, often despised and ostracised.’
- ‘He walked away with a recording contract, singing with his uniquely soulful voice.’
- ‘The island is known for ravishing beaches with pink sand and greenish water, and for uniquely painted homes and cottages.’
- ‘Its climate and the fertility of the soil make it uniquely blessed.’
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