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ˈfaɪn lifine·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. finely(adverb)

    in tiny pieces

    "the surfaces were finely granular"

  2. finely(adverb)

    in an elegant manner

    "finely costumed actors"

  3. finely, fine, delicately, exquisitely(adverb)

    in a delicate manner

    "finely shaped features"; "her fine drawn body"


  1. finely(Adverb)

    In a manner to produce a fine result; as to grind finely means to grid to a fine powder.

  2. finely(Adverb)

    Very well, in a great way

Webster Dictionary

  1. Finely(adverb)

    in a fine or finished manner

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of finely in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of finely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of finely in a Sentence

  1. Niall Mackay:

    It demonstrates just how finely-balanced the outcomes of some of the biggest moments of history were, even when we use the actual days events of the battle, make a small change of timing or emphasis to the arrangement of those days and things might have turned out very differently.

  2. Mark Lynagh:

    Value can be finely balanced between markets. It's no surprise with the volume of natural US dollar funders that the basis swap has become more expensive; the greater surprise is that the shift has not been more dramatic.

  3. John Selden:

    He that has not religion to govern his morality, is not a dram better than my mastiff-dog; so long as you stroke him, and please him, and do not pinch him, he will play with you as finely as may be, he is a very good moral mastiff; but if you hurt him, he will fly in your face, and tear out your throat.

  4. Albert Einstein:

    ...One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.

  5. Donna Davis:

    Goshawks are notoriously...finely-tuned. Anything would scare them, they're very on edge, they're very difficult to train.

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    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
    • A. witless
    • B. sought
    • C. squashy
    • D. brilliant

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