notably, usually, uncommonly, preeminently, curiously, unexpectedly, singularly, observably, exceptionally, eminently, mainly, wonderfully, unusually, principally, oddly, extraordinarily, remarkably, markedly, very, primarily, chiefly, commonly, in particular, strangely
specially (part of speech: adverb)
- I reckon as you're surprised to see me here, especially at this hour of the morning? - "Her Mother's Secret", Emma D. E. N. Southworth.
- This is especially necessary where there are young children in the family. - "School and Home Cooking", Carlotta C. Greer.
- He answered, with a sigh, So it is, in a way, but you'll learn in this life, old girl, that you must take what you can get- especially if you're not sure you can get it! - "The Twelfth Hour", Ada Leverson.