But life has a peculiarly strict mathematical quality to it.
Amis-Rage has become a near pathological, peculiarly British compulsion.
I believe totalitarianism is a peculiarly 20th century idea.
But it also stems from a peculiarly Saudi tradition of conciliation.
In the tape, the bull looks bored, wearing that peculiarly vacuous expression that only cows and bulls can know.
Was ever man selected for a great public duty so peculiarly and consummately fitted for it?
Jaques is only sketched in with light strokes, but all his traits are peculiarly Hamlet's traits.
If this method was ever necessary or expedient, it is peculiarly so in the present age.
And this was strange, since the Italian restaurant is such a peculiarly British institution.
Shelley answered, with his peculiarly pensive air, “They are upon the hedge.”
mid-15c., "belonging exclusively to one person," from Latin peculiaris "of one's own (property)," from peculium "private property," literally "property in cattle" (in ancient times the most important form of property), from pecu "cattle, flock," related to pecus "cattle" (see pecuniary). Meaning "unusual" is first attested c.1600 (earlier "distinguished, special," 1580s; for sense development, cf. idiom). Related: Peculiarly.
as used in the phrase "peculiar people" in 1 Pet. 2:9, is derived from the Lat. peculium, and denotes, as rendered in the Revised Version ("a people for God's own possession"), a special possession or property. The church is the "property" of God, his "purchased possession" (Eph. 1:14; R.V., "God's own possession").