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 a.  stated explicitly or in detail; definite
Classic Sentence:
1  There was nothing specific in this apprehension; he merely wished to spare her the embarrassment of being ever so remotely connected with the public washing of the Dorset linen.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
2  It was not, indeed, anything specific that he feared: there had been a literal truth in his declaration that he did not think anything would happen.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
3  The performance of specific duties would have simplified Miss Bart's position; but the vague attendance on Mrs. Hatch was not without its perplexities.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
4  The professional gentleman thus familiarly pointed out, had been all the time standing near them, with nothing specific visible, to denote his gentlemanly rank on board.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 100. Leg and Arm.
5  Herbert said, "Certainly," but looked as if there were no specific consolation in this, and remained perplexed and dismayed.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XLI
6  'I do not,' said Mr. Micawber, 'regret my hair, and I may have been deprived of it for a specific purpose.'
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 36. ENTHUSIASM
7  The debates wandered over the whole policy of the administration and the general question of slavery, without touching very closely the specific merits of the measure in hand.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In II
8  I have said that there are few instances of a member of my race betraying a specific trust.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Context  Highlight   In Chapter I.
9  This I have since often known to have been taken with success, and do here freely recommend it to my countrymen for the public good, as an admirable specific against all diseases produced by repletion.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Context  Highlight   In PART 4: CHAPTER VII.
10  Their specific gravity in the human species results from something more than a combat.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
11  The man behind him, whom he had been talking with earlier, leant forward again, either to give him a few general words of encouragement or some specific piece of advice.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Context  Highlight   In Chapter Two First Cross-examination
Example Sentence: (106 in 8 pages)
16  In particular, the researcher may study himself or herself in order to maintain a specific behavior or change a specific behavior.
17  Before dealing with specific cases, she spoke on the broad topic of "discipline".
18  The money is to be used for specific purposes.
19  There was no specific plan in my mind.
20  The project must be completed within a specific time span.
21  The course had been geared towards the specific needs of its members.
22  Managers should set specific performance objectives for their teams.
23  These actions only have meaning within certain specific contexts.
24  There are several specific problems to be dealt with.
25  Your decision must be translated into specific, concrete actions.
26  He had specific instructions to check everyone's identity cards.
27  Some of the children have specific learning difficulties.
28  The other banks are going to be very eager to help, provided that they see that he has a specific plan.
29  Thanks to a new EU directive, insecticide labelling will be more specific.
30  One is also able to see how specific acts are related to a temporal and spatial context.