It's like those cases where conservatives approve of "our" blacks and Latinos with an especial zeal.
But, as I have said, our data do not relate to some especial other world.
His affection for Cassius is not a virtue to one in especial.
Jeremiah refers with especial frequency to the power of the word.
I had hoped that no man would think of my especial kitchen plans.
But yours are so far out that they have to have especial help in judging them.
He had an especial dislike of learned and "dictionary words."
Joseph was his especial favorite among his sons, and Jacob showed his preference in ways that were perhaps not wise.
Ragusa is of especial interest on account of its remarkable history.
When it first appeared, it was honoured with your notice in an especial manner; and is not a little benefited by your labours.
late 14c., from Old French especial "pre-eminent, important," from Latin specialis "belonging to a particular kind or species," from species "kind" (see species).
Latin words with initial sp-, st-, sc- usually acquired an e- when borrowed by Old French. Modern French has restored the word to spécial. Originally with the same sense as special, later restricted to feelings, qualities, etc.