When turkey is nicely colored, tent with foil and reduce heat to 325 degrees.
Obama seemed more on his game at the Waldorf, where he was working from a script of nicely honed jokes.
Sturgess looks like an average albeit good-looking guy, with short brown hair, chocolate eyes, and a small, nicely shaped nose.
He took great pride in keeping her well fed, nicely dressed, and even taking her to church.
But perhaps Jonathan Chait of New York magazine captured it nicely in one pithy sentence.
This is an excellent translation, is clearly printed on good paper and nicely bound in cloth.
Verloc, whose affair the police has managed to smother so nicely, was mediocre.
With its passing from before his eyes, his intellect resumed its sway, and he weighed events by that nicely adjusted balance.
She's such a good girl, she was learning so nicely at the Communal School!
My Diary is so nicely bound—it would be positive barbarity to tear out a leaf.
late 13c., "foolish, stupid, senseless," from Old French nice (12c.) "careless, clumsy; weak; poor, needy; simple, stupid, silly, foolish," from Latin nescius "ignorant, unaware," literally "not-knowing," from ne- "not" (see un-) + stem of scire "to know" (see science). "The sense development has been extraordinary, even for an adj." [Weekley] -- from "timid" (pre-1300); to "fussy, fastidious" (late 14c.); to "dainty, delicate" (c.1400); to "precise, careful" (1500s, preserved in such terms as a nice distinction and nice and early); to "agreeable, delightful" (1769); to "kind, thoughtful" (1830).
"In many examples from the 16th and 17th centuries it is difficult to say in what particular sense the writer intended it to be taken." [OED]By 1926, it was pronounced "too great a favorite with the ladies, who have charmed out of it all its individuality and converted it into a mere diffuser of vague and mild agreeableness." [Fowler]
"I am sure," cried Catherine, "I did not mean to say anything wrong; but it is a nice book, and why should I not call it so?"
"Very true," said Henry, "and this is a very nice day, and we are taking a very nice walk; and you are two very nice young ladies. Oh! It is a very nice word indeed! It does for everything." [Jane Austen, "Northanger Abbey," 1803]