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?
Two big men, who look important, and who both dress so peculiarly?
If this method was ever necessary or expedient, it is peculiarly so in the present age.
I observed that the Mouse was peculiarly delicious in the season of love.
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").