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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Americal Dictionary of the English Language

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Finely

FI'NELY, adverb

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.