The exact nature of U.S. retaliation remains hazy, but no less intimidating for its lack of specificity.
In the short term, Obama hopes to nudge public attention away from his own previous strategy with a pile of specificity.
So broad is this metaphor that it risks denying the actual man—and his actual struggle—of all his specificity, all his complexity.
And that sort of specificity, for a politician rebuilding his image, will never be opportune.
I can see the political danger in describing with any specificity how Obama thinks Medicare should be cut.
It was this defect which gave to the advocates of the specificity of puerperal fever their real importance.
The fact of specificity is supported by the fact of constancy of forms.
The specificity of the form as a whole is contingent also according to Lamarckism.
The first phenomenon which strikes us in this connection is again a phenomenon of specificity.
Such an experiment would mean that the lack of specificity had been compensated by the artificial means.
specificity spec·i·fic·i·ty (spěs'ə-fĭs'ĭ-tē)
The condition or state of being specific.
The statistical probability that an individual who does not have the particular disease being tested for will be correctly identified as negative, expressed as the proportion of true negative results to the total of true negative and false positive results.