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Webster 1913 Edition


Finely

Fine′ly

,
adv.
In a fine or finished manner.

Webster 1828 Edition


Finely

FI'NELY

, adv.
1.
In minute parts; as a substance finely pulverized.
2.
To a thin or sharp edge; as an instrument finely sharpened.
3.
Gaily; handsomely; beautifully; with elegance and taste. she was finely attired.
4.
With elegance or beauty.
Plutarch says very finely, that a man should not allow himself to hate even his enemies; for it you indulge this passion on some occasions, it will rise of itself in others.
5.
With advantage; very favorably; as a house or garden finely situated.
6.
Nicely; delicately; as a stuff finely wrought.
7.
Purely; completely.
8.
By way of irony, wretchedly; in a manner deserving of contemptuous notice. He is finely caught in his own snare.

Definition 2021


finely

finely

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Adverb

finely (comparative finelier or more finely, superlative fineliest or most finely)

  1. In a manner to produce a fine result; as to grind finely means to grid to a fine powder.
  2. Very well, in a great way

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