Playwright Neil Simon would often treat himself to a bag of Fritos after finishing a difficult scene.
The Governor was finishing his reply to the short speech of the Surgeon-General.
“She walked around the cabin with her glass of wine, finishing the wine, then wiping off the glass,” Clark says.
As I was finishing college, this meant taking a job on Wall Street.
Bonenberger is finishing an English degree at Yale and feeling disconnected from a war that he already believes is over.
Suppose I insist upon remaining and finishing our conversation!
Something in her heart or her throat prevented Hester from finishing the sentence.
The final operation is that of finishing the bore by tool J and cutting a groove in the outside of the hub by the bent tool K.
When she re-entered he sat as if he were only finishing the glass she had left him with.
If a round cutting edge is used for finishing, a comparatively fine feed is required in order to obtain a smooth surface.
late 14c., "to bring to an end;" mid-15c., "to come to an end," from Old French finiss-, present participle stem of fenir (13c.) "stop, finish, come to an end, die," from Latin finire "to limit, set bounds, put an end to, come to an end," from finis "boundary, limit, border, end," of unknown origin, perhaps related to figere "to fasten, fix" (see fix). Meaning "to kill" is from 1755. Related: Finished; finishing. Finishing school is from 1836.
1779, "that which finishes or gives completion," from finish (v.). Meaning "the end" is from 1790. Finish line attested from 1873.
To put a disastrous end to something or to someone's prospects; COOK someone's GOOSE: She finished him off with a passing shot (1755+)