“Is there anything wrong?” “No, everything's fine.”
The house looks fine to me.
I think that's a fine idea.
You did a fine job.
The house is in fine shape.
This is a fine example of what can go wrong when one person is given too much power.
He's a fine young man.
“Did you hurt yourself?” “No, I'm fine.” Adverb
She did fine on the test.
My mother is doing fine, thank you.
This'll do fine for now.
She talks and walks so fine, just like a great lady. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Pure pumpkin purée is fine to serve to dogs and can even benefit a pooch’s skin, coat and digestive health, according to the AKC.—Melissa Rudy, Fox News, 25 Nov. 2023 There are plenty of fine tool brands out there, but Milwaukee power tools last longer and stand up to more abuse.—Scott Gilbertson, WIRED, 25 Nov. 2023 Right now, all fashion jewelry is 30% off, and all fine jewelry is 25% off.—Jake Smith, Glamour, 24 Nov. 2023 Younger or healthier people might be fine with getting their vaccines earlier, in late August or September.—Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, Discover Magazine, 23 Nov. 2023 Turning down invitations, if done gracefully, is fine.—Haben Kelati, Washington Post, 22 Nov. 2023 Veen is far from the most expensive in the fine water category.—Martha Irvine and Dar Yasin, The Christian Science Monitor, 21 Nov. 2023 The flagship will sell the entire range of Gabriela Hearst men’s and women’s ready-to-wear collections, fine merino wool and cashmere knitwear, footwear, accessories, and handbags.—Rachel Marlowe, Vogue, 13 Nov. 2023 Prolonged exposure to fine particulate matter has been linked to heart and lung diseases, respiratory infections, adverse birth outcomes, and more.—WIRED, 13 Nov. 2023
Revelations about Kentaro and Cate’s pasts work fine to move the plot forward.—Aramide Tinubu, Variety, 17 Nov. 2023 Geezers are doing fine and don’t need Social Security at current levels, the authors claim.—Roger Busler, WSJ, 16 Nov. 2023 Fresh cranberries will store fine in the fridge for a few weeks, as well.—Becky Krystal, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Nov. 2023 Alan Ruck is doing fine after crashing his Rivian truck into a Los Angeles pizzeria on Tuesday.—Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times, 3 Nov. 2023 That sort of staid sexiness worked fine for them, but next to Jagger Jones looked like an extra.—Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 10 Nov. 2023 For casual outings, sneakers or flats with a denim jacket or cardigan will work just fine.—Emily Belfiore, Travel + Leisure, 4 Nov. 2023 Most of the world does fine without the need to bend time to their will two times a year—daylight saving time is a curiously Western phenomenon, largely practiced in Europe and North America (as well as parts of the Middle East, some Australian states, New Zealand, Chile, and Paraguay).—WIRED, 4 Nov. 2023 Photo: Shoko Takayasu/Bloomberg News The foreign-exchange market for the Japanese yen is working fine, the International Monetary Fund declared last weekend.—The Editorial Board, WSJ, 20 Oct. 2023
That’s how much Chopt was fined earlier this year, according to Westchester County health department records.—Ana Faguy, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 In 2022, Kim Kardashian was fined more than $1.25 million for not disclosing that she was being paid to promote a cryptocurrency.—Kerry Breen, CBS News, 27 Nov. 2023 California elections watchdogs have fined a former Orange County assemblyman $100,000 for using campaign funds to cover myriad personal costs — including family vacations, his children’s cellphone bills and $2,400 worth of clothing — in violation of state law.—Faith E. Pinho, Los Angeles Times, 24 Nov. 2023 Those convicted can be fined up to 500 Singapore dollars ($370), imprisoned for up to six months or both, the Ministry of Home Affairs said in a statement yesterday.—NBC News, 7 Nov. 2023 And regulators have the power to fine anyone who abuses groundwater rules.—Dionne Searcey, New York Times, 2 Nov. 2023 January 13 - The Trump Organization is fined $1.6 million – the maximum possible penalty – by a New York judge for running a decade-long tax fraud scheme.—CNN, 13 Nov. 2023 Five years later, Mr. Milken pleaded guilty to securities fraud and was sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined $600 million.—Richard Sandomir, New York Times, 9 Nov. 2023 During the trial, the judge has fined Trump $15,000 for violating a limited gag order barring attacks on court staff.—Michael R. Sisak, Fortune, 8 Nov. 2023
Failure to meet these regulations can result in fines, legal issues, reputational damage and exclusion.—Koray Köse, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 Massive sewage spill could cost L.A. city up to $21.7 million in fines
April 20, 2023
The spill was caused by a break in a main sewer line in Laguna Beach, officials said.—Grace Toohey, Los Angeles Times, 29 Nov. 2023 Yellow last year agreed to pay a $7 million fine to resolve the case.—Peter Eavis, New York Times, 27 Nov. 2023 If a parent were charged in a truancy case, the offense would be a misdemeanor that could carry jail time or a fine but would most likely involve probation on the condition of school attendance, Simms said.—Donna St. George, Washington Post, 24 Nov. 2023 As part of the plea agreement, Binance agreed to forfeit $2.51 billion and to pay a criminal fine of $1.805 billion.—Todd Spangler, Variety, 21 Nov. 2023 But now the hefty fine at the heart of Binance's plea deal has put another big dent in the platform's finances.—Ashley Belanger, Ars Technica, 21 Nov. 2023 Zhao has also stepped down from his role running the company and agreed to pay a $150 million fine.—Andy Greenberg, WIRED, 21 Nov. 2023 Violations of the settlement could result in fines of $50,120 for each violation, the FTC said.—Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 16 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English fin, fyne "of choice quality, superior, admirable, free from impurity, delicate," borrowed from Anglo-French fin, going back to Gallo-Romance *fīnus "extreme, ultimate," adjective derivative of Latin fīnis "boundary, limit, ending" — more at final entry 1
Middle English fin, fyne "end, conclusion, final legal settlement relating to alienation of property, fee paid to complete a legal conveyance, money paid in lieu of judicial punishment," borrowed from Anglo-French fin, going back to Latin fīnis "boundary, limit, terminal point, ending" (Medieval Latin also, "legal settlement, agreement involving payment, payment in lieu of punishment") — more at final entry 1
in part derivative of fine entry 3, in part continuing Middle English finen "to pay a fine," borrowed from Anglo-French finer "to pay as a fine, make a payment," verbal derivative of finfine entry 3