fineness fineness

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the quality of being very good indeed
  2. (n) the property of being very narrow or thin
  3. (n) having a very fine texture
  4. (n) the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance

Usage(s):

  1. He does not linger long with it, yet his sketches of urban life have an unsentimental firmness and fineness about them.
  2. The fineness of this magneto-optic rotation is such that it can detect one part of a substance in 100 billion parts.
  3. Every one knows the fineness of the Scout movement.

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    Quote of the day: “Beauty is an experience, nothing else. It is not a fixed pattern or an arrangement of features. It is something felt, a glow or a communicated sense of fineness.” ~ D. H. Lawrence
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

Quotes

  1. "The fineness of it brought us so far here. We have to rely on that a lot - it's our secret. We are a good team outside the ground and inside the ground - we know each basically by memory," said Reina. "We don't need to panic. In the World...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Jose Reina Source: Premier League FanHouse (blog)

  2. "Everybody knows there is no fineness or accuracy of suppression," wrote Saul Bellow; "if you hold down one thing, you hold down the adjoining."
    on May 6, 2010 By: Saul Bellow Source: New Statesman

  3. "While well-educated and presumably well-intentioned critics may be able to clearly distinguish 'Israeli policy' from 'the Jews'," Mr. Comper said, "the fineness of the distinction is lost - often wilfully so - on people in search of a...
    on Sep 11, 2006 By: Anthony Comper Source: Canada NewsWire (press release)

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