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This trained neutrality of Mrs. Bines served her finely now.

His figure, although slight, was beautifully symmetrical and finely knit.

Except the very old, whose breasts had fallen, they were finely shaped.

He praised me greatly for all the care I had taken of his boy; and said, how finely you was come on!

How comes he so finely dressed, the son of the modest Nuremberg goldsmith?

I have been with Miss Nimmo; she is indeed a good soul, as my Clarinda finely says.

A shade of annoyance crossed Atherstone's finely marked face.

All this is finely said; but does it not assume the point in question?

He was a finely made man, broad in the shoulder and slender in the hips.

This is also finely shown on the left-hand side of the Dryburgh.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "perfectly, completely," from fine (adj.) + -ly (1). Meaning "delicately, minutely" is from 1540s; that of "excellently" is from 1680s.

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