By 2016, that fine will rise to $695 or 2.5 percent of your income.
Boyle shot back without a moment's hesitation, “I was fine until that jacket walked in here.”
Back in New York City, boating the border had seemed like a fine journalistic experiment.
On June 5, 2013, Thor Batista was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and slapped with a $450,000 fine.
He refuses to provide any details except the title, Everything Will Be fine.
He had been bothered by no fine qualms about abandoning herself.
It must not be; nay, should my lady know it—ay, then were fine work indeed!
Of a sudden it grew lighter, and the rain dwindled to a fine mist.
"What a fine target we would make for them, too," he thought.
Both Ireland and England are famous for fine dairy products.
mid-13c., "unblemished, refined, pure; of superior quality," from Old French fin "perfected, of highest quality" (12c.), from Latin finis "end, limit" (see finish); hence "acme, peak, height," as in finis boni "the highest good."
In French, the main meaning remains "delicate, intricately skillful;" in English since mid-15c. fine is also a general expression of admiration or approval, the equivalent of French beau (cf. fine arts, 1767, translating French beaux-arts). Finer; finest. Fine print is from 1861 as "type small and close-set;" by 1934 as "qualifications and limitations of a deal."
c.1200, "termination," from Old French fin "end, limit, boundary; death; fee, payment, finance, money" (10c.), from Medieval Latin finis "a payment in settlement, fine or tax," from Latin finis "end" (see finish).
Modern meaning is via sense of "sum of money paid for exemption from punishment or to compensate for injury" (mid-14c., from the same sense in Anglo-French, late 13c.) and from phrases such as to make fine "make one's peace, settle a matter" (c.1300). Meaning "sum of money imposed as penalty for some offense" is first recorded 1520s.
late 13c., "pay as a ransom or penalty," from fine (n.). Inverted meaning "to punish by a fine" is from 1550s. Related: Fined; fining.