Definitions for finely
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word finely.
in tiny pieces
"the surfaces were finely granular"
in an elegant manner
"finely costumed actors"
finely, fine, delicately, exquisitelyadverb
in a delicate manner
"finely shaped features"; "her fine drawn body"
In a manner to produce a fine result; as to grind finely means to grid to a fine powder.
Very well, in a great way
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from fine.
Plutarch says very finely, that a man should not allow himself to hate even his enemies; because, says he, if you indulge this passion on some occasions, it will rise of itself in others. Joseph Addison, Spectator, №. 125.
The walls are painted, and represent the labours of Hercules: many of them look very finely, though a great part of the work has been cracked. Joseph Addison, on Italy.
Get you black lead, sharpened finely, and put it into quills. Henry Peacham, on Drawing.
He was alone, save that he had two persons of honour, on either hand one, finely attired in white. Francis Bacon, New Atlantis.
Saltpetre was but grossly beaten; for it should not be finely powdered. Boyle.
Let laws be made to obey, and not to be obeyed, and you will find that kingdom finely governed in a short time. South.
For him she loves:
She nam’d not me; that may be Torrismond,
Whom she has thrice in private seen this day:
Then I am finely caught in my own snare. John Dryden, Sp. Fryar.
Finely is an adverb that typically refers to something made or done with a high or meticulous degree of detail, accuracy, or refinement. It can also mean into tiny or very small pieces. For example, finely chopped vegetables means they have been cut into very small pieces.
in a fine or finished manner
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Finely is ranked #151532 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Finely surname appeared 108 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Finely.
62% or 67 total occurrences were White.
31.4% or 34 total occurrences were Black.
4.6% or 5 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
The numerical value of finely in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of finely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Free from gross passion or of mirth or anger constant in spirit, not swerving with the blood, garnish'd and deck'd in modest compliment, not working with the eye without the ear, and but in purged judgement trusting neither Such and so finely bolted didst thou seem.
In the little world in which children have their existence, whosoever brings them up, there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt, as injustice.
There's been a tempering of bullishness in the Nikkei, the risks are finely balanced at the moment and without catalysts or a clear direction we're seeing a real lack of conviction in the market.
You know, if he becomes the nominee, he'll have to sort of hone his criticisms a little more finely because the facts will be easy to marshal, but you know, he's good at this, that's what he does. And the people that he is telling it to now basically have only heard that story, so they believe it and it's probably good politics for him.
Not houses finely roofed or the stones of walls well builded, nay nor canals and dockyards make the city, but men able to use their opportunity.
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