- 1Unusual; not typical: crimes of exceptional callousness and crueltyMore example sentences
- It can only be displaced by unusual or exceptional circumstances.
- While superficially complex, this was not an exceptional case.
- There are rare and exceptional circumstances in existence in this case.
- 1.1Unusually good; outstanding: a pepper offering exceptional flavor and juicinessMore example sentences
- Some autistic children show, at an unusually early age, exceptional abilities in music, graphic art or arithmetic.
- The Savage bolt action has always provided outstanding accuracy and exceptional value for the money.
- She also had the exceptional ability to recall vividly small incidents in her life, and recount them without any exaggeration.
- 1.2 (Of a child) mentally or physically disabled so as to require special schooling: helping parents of exceptional childrenMore example sentences
- He cannot then be made liable for the exceptional child that strays, nor will he be required to prove that any particular parent has been negligent.
- In his other life, Dale is an unprofessional musician and the father of two exceptional children.
- Talking about his son who has Downs Syndrome he points out that they are exceptional children or people, who want to be loved, the same as we all do.
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- But the only exceptionality that really matters-since all nations are in their way sui generis-is the configuration that has founded its global hegemony.
- So then we have a comedic genre whose best work exemplifies the genre itself, and a science fiction genre whose best work is based on exceptionality from the genre.
- But the story of the asylum seekers in Papua and New Guinea is also relevant because it demonstrates the exceptionality of the present.