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

Examples of finely in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the best-case scenario, according to Bédat, your garments will then be chopped up finely in order to be respun into thread and make new textiles, usually in conjunction with virgin materials to improve the fabric’s quality. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, 3 Aug. 2022 Founder Stephanie Lundgren makes hers with black beans, finely chopped onion, carrot, celery, and red pepper, rice, and oat flour. Lisa Zwirn,, 19 July 2022 Pulse mint and parsley together until finely chopped. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, 13 July 2022 Yet Wednesday’s quarterly earnings conference call showed that Musk remains finely attuned to Tesla’s travails. Jacob Carpenter, Fortune, 21 July 2022 In a food processor, pulse shallot to mince very finely. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, 13 July 2022 Again, the first step is finely grinding your beans. Olivia Munson, USA TODAY, 8 July 2022 Semiautomatic machines usually require the user to add finely ground coffee to a portafilter and tamp them. Myo Quinn, Good Housekeeping, 30 June 2022 Chop finely or tear by hand, and use copious amounts. Shilpa Uskokovic, Bon Appétit, 28 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of finely

circa 1552, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of finely was circa 1552

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7 Aug 2022

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“Finely.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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