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  • n  the quality of being very good indeed
    the inn is distinguished by the fineness of its cuisine
  • n  the property of being very narrow or thin
    he marvelled at the fineness of her hair
  • n  having a very fine texture
    the fineness of the sand on the beach
  • n  the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance
    the fineness of her features

  • He does not linger long with it, yet his sketches of urban life have an unsentimental firmness and fineness about them.
  • His admitted influences include Whistler ("I worshiped him as God") and Albrecht Drer's engravings ("such fineness of style, such detail").
  • The fineness of this magneto-optic rotation is such that it can detect one part of a substance in 100 billion parts.
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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
    June 28, 2013 - Boston Herald

  • Jose Reina in Premier League FanHouse (blog)
    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...
  • Saul Bellow in New Statesman
    Everybody knows there is no fineness or accuracy of suppression,wrote Saul Bellow; "if you hold down one thing, you hold down the adjoining."
  • Anthony Comper in Canada NewsWire (press release)
    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...

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