fine·​ly | \ ˈfīn-lē How to pronounce finely (audio) \

Definition of finely

: in a fine manner: such as
a : extremely well : excellently plays the hero very finelyNew Yorker
b : with close discrimination : precisely
c : with delicacy or subtlety : sensitively a leader finely attuned to the needs of the people
d : minutely finely ground meal

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In a blender, pulse garlic, ginger, cilantro, lemonade, scallion, oil, ½ tsp salt, and ¼ tsp pepper until finely chopped; transfer half to a large bowl and toss with chicken. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Marinated Chicken Kebabs," 14 May 2019 Active: 25 minutes Total: 25 minutes 1 lb green beans, trimmed 2 Tbsp light whipped butter or light buttery spread 1/2 tsp salt 1/8 tsp black pepper 1 Tbsp chopped garlic 1 tsp finely chopped fresh thyme 1 tsp lemon juice 1. Lisa Lillien, Redbook, "3 Simple, Flavorful Ways To Eat More Vegetables," 23 Oct. 2017 Meanwhile, grind granulated sugar and remaining tablespoon tea in a spice grinder until finely chopped, 15 to 30 seconds. Kate Merker, Country Living, "Chamomile-Mascarpone Tart With Fresh Strawberries," 19 Mar. 2019 Image All of these qualities, but especially the combination of doggedness and strategic vision, emerge clearly from Kurtz-Phelan’s finely detailed account. New York Times, "A Marshall Plan for China? It Existed, but Even Marshall Couldn’t Pull It Off," 6 June 2018 Still at the top of his game, Assayas is unmatched in current cinema by his ability to create subtle films with finely detailed characters, warts and all. G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle, "Olivier Assayas’ great 1994 film ‘Cold Water’ finally gets a U.S. release," 2 May 2018 People consume it by swallowing capsules of finely ground powder, drinking kratom tea or chewing and swallowing the plant’s bitter leaves. Laurie Mcginley And Katie Zezima, Washington Post, "Kratom is hailed as a natural pain remedy, assailed as an addictive killer. The U.S. wants to treat it like heroin.," 10 Feb. 2018 Meanwhile, finely grate zest of half of lemon into a bowl, then squeeze in 1 Tbsp juice. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Spiced Roast Chicken with Caramelized Carrots and Shallots," 15 Feb. 2019 In a 1-quart jar, shake ¼ very small onion (finely chopped), 2 Tbsp each red wine vinegar and olive oil, and pinch each salt and pepper. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Marinated Chickpea Greek Salad," 23 Jan. 2019

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circa 1552, in the meaning defined above

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