In fine

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • In fine in conclusion; by way of termination or summing up.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Fine-grained volcanic ash can be found as an ingredient in some toothpaste
    • In fine in conclusion
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Quotations

  • Elbert Hubbard
    Elbert%20Hubbard
    “It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test.”
  • Robertson Davies
    Robertson%20Davies
    “A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.”
  • Francis Lockier
    Francis Lockier
    “No one will ever shine in conversation, who thinks of saying fine things: to please, one must say many things indifferent, and many very bad.”
  • Dr. Gregory
    Dr. Gregory
    “A fine woman shows her charms to most advantage when she seems most to conceal them. The finest bosom in nature is not so fine as what imagination forms.”
  • Leonard Louis Levinson
    Leonard Louis Levinson
    “He is a fine friend. He stabs you in the front.”
  • Russell (Wayne) Baker
    Russell (Wayne) Baker
    “Life is always walking up to us and saying, 'Come on in, the living's fine,' and what do we do? Back off and take its picture.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. finis, a fine—L. finis, an end.

Usage

In literature:

Also, the housework was done, and in fine style.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
This was taken from a photograph, and under a microscope it can be seen that the ink is put on in fine dots.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10" by Charles Herbert Sylvester
The character of fine textiles, and also the fashions in the United States and Europe, are regulated largely in this city.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
A fine doll with joints in her knees, and she can sit down.
"Allison Bain" by Margaret Murray Robertson
Kyoto abounds in fine temples.
"Travels in the Far East" by Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
There are several fine old snuff rasps in the Victoria and Albert Museum, one large rasp measuring 15 in.
"Chats on Household Curios" by Fred W. Burgess
It was trimmed with coarse lace, and he could not bear to see her in anything that was not fine.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
Ships and men are said to be in prime kelter when in fine order and well-rigged.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Then melt a tablespoonful of butter in a spider; when it bubbles put in a small onion chopped very fine, and fry a delicate brown.
"The Golden Age Cook Book" by Henrietta Latham Dwight
The sapwood was in fine condition and almost as white as snow.
"Seasoning of Wood" by Joseph B. Wagner
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In poetry:

Whither hast thou gone? What star
Holds thy spirit pure and fine?
In this world below there are
None like thee: and thou wert mine!
"The Nightingale" by Victor James Daley
Remembering the boys in gray,
With thoughts too deep and fine for words,
I lift this cup of love to-day
To drink what only love affords.
"An Address Of An Ex-Confederate Soldier, To The Grand Army Of The Republic" by Maurice Thompson
"From what I have said you will see
That I couldn't wed either - in fine,
By Nature's unchanging decree
YOUR daughters could never be MINE.
"The Force of Argument" by William Schwenck Gilbert
The gleaming head of one fine friend
Is bent above my little song,
So through the treasure-pits of Heaven
In fancy’s shoes, I march along.
"In Praise Of Gloriana’s Remarkable Golden Hair" by Vachel Lindsay
How sweet are dreams in shady nooks,
When bees are out, and day is mute,
While down the dell there floats the brook’s
Fine echo of thy marvellous lute!
"To the Spirit of Music" by Henry Kendall
The rich man sat in his father's seat—
Purple an' linen, an' a'thing fine!
The puir man lay at his yett i' the street—
Sairs an' tatters, an' weary pine!
"Godly Ballants" by George MacDonald

In news:

Nets 97, Celtics 96: Lee fitting in fine with C's.
Courts are hitting students with harsh penalties and collecting millions of dollars in fines.
An open discussion about art, money, education, and the value of the Master in Fine Arts degree, featuring artists Gabe Flores, Horatio Law, and Gwenn Seemel.
Rolling Stones prove they're still in fine form with Brooklyn anniversary gig .
But it can save a business hundreds of dollars in fines should it be caught serving liquor to minors.
A door hardware company in New Haven, Conn. Will pay $39,075 in fines for violating state and federal hazardous waste laws.
An oil recycling facility in Waukesha County will pay $140,000 in fines to the state for 11 violations of Wisconsin hazardous waste laws.
I) champion Miss Houdini came out of Saturday's stakes race in fine shape after posting an 11-1 upset, trainer Warren Stute said Sunday.
The Voice' coach Adam Levine was "eliminated" from Season 3 last night (Dec. 4) when his team members were voted off, but the singer and frontman was back in fine form, doing what he does best, and that's performing.
Grass Valley has produced a new series of instructional videos that explain in fine detail how to take advantage of the MediaFUSE automated content repurposing and multi-distribution system.
She had been out on maternity leave, ran afoul of the new law, and was threatened with thousands of dollars in fines.
He has been sentenced to 5 years probation, must pay $1,425 in fines, undergo treatment and is prohibited from using drugs and alcohol.
A businessman who paid thousands of dollars in kickbacks to win transportation contracts for Medicaid patients in central Massachusetts has been ordered to pay $700,000 in fines and restitution.
2 logging companies to pay $150,000 in fines.
MONTPELIER — The Vermont Attorney General's office says two logging companies will pay a total of $150,000 in fines for improper timber harvesting.
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In science:

Fine gradings on Mn (C) were classified in [HPP98] in terms of the corresponding “MAD subgroups” of PGLn (C).
Counting fine gradings on matrix algebras and on classical simple Lie algebras
Number of nodes, memory capacity per node, number of processors per node, and interconnect topology are all parameters of system structure that may be specified in fine detail on a per system basis without incurring additional cost due to custom configurability.
Cluster Computing White Paper
Fine scale anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background in a universe dominated by cold dark matter”, N.
The Cosmic Microwave Background
Fine struture of defects in radial nematic droplets.
More on core instabilities of magnetic monopoles
In Sec. 4, we present an inequality which follows from Fine’s assumption for two-partite states and derive a sufficient condition to allow a proof of the KS theorem, which states that the fidelity to the Bell states is larger than 1/2.
Inequalities for experimental tests of the Kochen-Specker theorem
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