One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘work continued to pour in, especially from South Africa’
mainly, mostly, chiefly, principally, for the most part, in the main, on the whole, largely, by and large, to a large extent, to a great degree, predominantly, above all, first and foremost, basically, substantially, overall, in general, particularly, in particular, primarily, generally, usually, typically, commonly, as a rule
British informal spesh
2‘a committee formed especially for the purpose’
expressly, specially, specifically, exclusively, just, particularly, uniquely, precisely, explicitly, purposefully, on purpose
with someone in mind, with something in mind
exceptionally, particularly, specially, very, extremely, singularly, peculiarly, distinctly, unusually, extraordinarily, extra, uncommonly, uniquely, remarkably, strikingly, outstandingly, amazingly, incredibly, awfully, terribly, really, unwontedly, notably, markedly, decidedly, surprisingly, conspicuously, signally
Northern English powerful, right
informal seriously, majorly, mucho
British informal jolly, dead, well
informal, dated devilish, frightfully
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