finely finely  /ˈfaɪn li/


  1. (adv) in tiny pieces
  2. (adv) in an elegant manner
  3. (adv) in a delicate manner



  1. They are finely tuned flying machines sensitive to the slightest tug of a master's hand.
  2. As a mark of favor, Popes once bestowed finely-wrought golden roses upon churches, cities, monarchs.


  1. Tour de France 2013 stage 5 preview

    This article was originally published on . This is a finely balanced stage where riders of different types will feel they have a chance. It rolls through the Provençal hills just inland from the coast. The climbs are not tough and not hard enough to stop the sprinters putting a cross next to this stage. They won't have many chances this year and will want to make the most of ones ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: BikeRadar

  2. Art Museum's 'Visions of Community' features collage of local work

    The 'Visions of Community' exhibition at the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette showcases artwork - from finely crafted oil paintings to iPhone snapshots - submitted by community members in 8-by-10 frames. These are just a few of community members who participated and the art you can find along the walls.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Journal & Courier

  3. Man-Made Material Shows Surprisingly Magnetic Personality

    Scientists from SLAC and Stanford have used finely tuned X-rays at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) to pin down the source of a mysterious magnetism that appears when two materials are sandwiched together.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PhotonicsOnline


  1. "Cigarettes are finely tuned drug delivery devices, designed to perpetuate a tobacco pandemic," said Howard Koh, an associate dean for public health practice who worked on the analysis. "Yet precise information about these products remains...
    on Aug 29, 2006 By: Howard Koh Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  2. "I was surprised by how finely calibrated every single word was measured," Obama said. "I wasn't saying anything that I hadn't said before."
    on Jul 5, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: FOXNews

  3. Mrs Beckett, who left her government job as housing minister in last week's reshuffle, said: "I think at the moment we have got very considerable problems in Parliament. We have got to make changes. After the next election, if we have a more finely...
    on Jun 10, 2009 By: Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett Source: BBC News

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