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Is there such a word that does this?

He's a scientist, a natural scientist _______.
That is a crime, a federal one _______.

A single word which emphasizes a preceding statement by/and giving additional information, used more often after the phrase being emphasized, and not exactly "not to mention".

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Do you insist on the emphasiser being in the indicated position? The suggestions 'specifically', 'indeed', 'moreover', 'futher', and 'even' below all convey the indicated sense, but (I believe) read extremely strangely when put where suggested. The suggestion "as a matter of fact" (english.stackexchange.com/a/311979/64759) would suffer from the same issue, except that @Graffito explicitly moves it. – L Spice Mar 7 at 2:08

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He's a scientist, a natural scientist to boot.
That is a crime, a federal one at that.

And if you absolutely insist on it being a single word, you can use even or actually.

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+1 for at that. – Adrian Larson Mar 6 at 21:32
This is the only suggestion of the bunch so far that makes sense (at least, to me) when placed in the indicated position. – L Spice Mar 7 at 2:08
This would sound better to me with an "and" after the comma. – Casey Mar 7 at 18:49

I'll add in my 2 cents for no less, as in:

He's a scientist; a natural scientist no less.

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I think this is what I'm looking for, although not a single word, it puts more emphasis on the preceding statement somewhat like "not only... but also...". I remember an example from "The Big Bang Theory" where Sheldon said "Yeah, and then she went behind my back to help someone else prove me wrong. My rival, no less." – Tango Apr 15 at 17:54

You can try specifically:

From Collins Thesaurus of the English Language:

2. precisely, exactly, explicitly, unambiguously - brain cells, or more specifically, neurons


He is a scientist, a natural scientist specifically.

That is a crime, a federal crime specifically.

You can also put it in front of the additional information:

That is a crime- specifically, a federal crime.

1. Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

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I wouldn't say that 'specifically' emphasises (like say 'at that' does). It specifies. – Edwin Ashworth Mar 7 at 0:32

You could consider using indeed which is an adverb:

Used to emphasize a statement or response confirming something already suggested

Used to emphasize a description: 'it was a very good buy indeed'

Your example:

He's a scientist, a natural scientist indeed.
That is a crime, a federal one indeed.

[Oxford Online Dictionary]

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Consider "as a matter of fact":

He's a scientist, as a matter of fact, a natural scientist.

That is a crime, and as a matter of fact, a federal one.

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He's a scientist, a natural scientist even

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He's a scientist, a natural scientist moreover.

That is a crime, a federal one further.

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evidently ˈɛvɪd(ə)ntli/Submit adverb 1. in a way that is clearly seen or understood; obviously.


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It's two words, but in fact also works for these.

He's a scientist, a natural scientist in fact.

That is a crime, a federal one in fact.

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I think namely is the word you are looking for.

According to Webster:

—used when giving exact information about something you have already mentioned

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adjective ex·traor·di·naire \ik-ˌstrȯ(r)-də-ˈner, ek-\
Definition of extraordinaire:

Extraordinary —used postpositively a chef extraordinaire

Examples of extraordinaire in a sentence

The sort of chef extraordinaire who can whip up a fantastic meal, regardless of the ingredients on hand.

(from Webster's)

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fur shur

It's in the dictionary: fur shur, adverb.

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Or, if you don't want to use slang, "for sure" is the correct spelling. And isn't in a "Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English". – QPaysTaxes Mar 7 at 12:17
@QPaysTaxes Not even really slang; just an incorrect spelling. Also, this doesn't answer the OP's question. – Casey Mar 7 at 18:47
@QPaysTaxes, I found "fur shur" with a Google search -- maybe you misspelled it. "Shur" in valley girl speech is not pronounced like I would say "sure", since "shur" has a syllabic r rather than a tense u. – Greg Lee Mar 7 at 19:35

often used for emphasizing a statement, it means: no more than; merely; only. Note that the first clause is in the negative.

  • He isn't just a scientist, he's a natural scientist

  • That's not just a crime, it's a federal crime.

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