I have an environment and I'd like to increase the \parskip between the first and second paragraphs in the environment, but only the first and second paragraphs.

I can achieve the effect manually with

  First par

  Second par

  Third par

Is there a way to do this automatically?


Two choices, I won't tell which one I prefer. 😉






This is Jason's idea:

First line

Second line

Third line


This is Egreg's idea:

\begin{egreg}{First line}
Second line

Third line


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In the first realization, \par is redefined to end the paragraph (because \@@par is the primitive \par), issue a \medskip and then redefine itself to the primitive meaning.

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