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It was a very cold house, especially in the winter.
He did not want to upset his father, especially because his mother was so sick.
You'll need to pay for your ticket in advance, especially if you want to reserve a seat.
India, especially the southern part, has an immense potential to attract tourists.
Don't talk to anyone about this – especially not my mother.
We're especially concerned about the rise in inflation.
I especially like the idea of using music in the classroom.
a service especially for local people
Martin has come especially to see you, you know.
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