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Usage examples for finishing

  1. It was what is called a finishing- school. – Valerie by Frederick Marryat
  2. One night she actually fell into a sound sleep thus, and he, finishing his work, sat on and on, watching her, loath to disturb her. – The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories by Ethel M. Dell
  3. I saw that it would be necessary to apply the finishing touch. – Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  4. And as he was finishing she was thinking, " How I wish I might give something. – Quiet Talks on Service by S. D. Gordon
  5. " To be weak- headed," I said, finishing his sentence. – A Day Of Fate by E. P. Roe
  6. That evening she sat in Beata's garden, finishing her poem to Richard. – Beggars on Horseback by F. Tennyson Jesse
  7. They were finishing off the wounded after a battle. – Harley Greenoak's Charge by Bertram Mitford
  8. So the Cave- men had little trouble in finishing the chase. – The Later Cave-Men by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  9. She would have kept up the screen of her " Femina," but Mrs. Cartwright, finishing off a row of her knitting, put it aside, and drew nearer to the girl. – The Disturbing Charm by Berta Ruck
  10. There was no time for finishing the subject. – A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume One by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  11. 4. None of those who there had charge of robbing the Indians, and of finishing their destruction by their tyranny, had ever observed any order, but such disorder as might have been made by Lucifer; when they saw the copies, before the arrival of the new judges who were to execute them, it is said and believed that they had been warned of what was coming by those in Spain, who have till now encouraged their sins and violence. – Bartholomew de Las Casas; his life, apostolate, and writings by Francis Augustus MacNutt
  12. The early moon hung on the white brow of a distant ridge, and Jean, finishing his pipe, was about to renew his fire and roll into his blankets, when a long, wailing howl floated across the valley. – The Whelps of the Wolf by George Marsh
  13. He was just finishing his coffee when the housekeeper came in and told him he was wanted on the telephone. – Okewood of the Secret Service by Valentine Williams
  14. Dolly was silent, finishing her luncheon. – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  15. God, through Evolution or otherwise, may still have finishing touches to add here and there, but already it is " all very good." – Natural Law in the Spiritual World by Henry Drummond
  16. He is finishing up a case for the Municipal League. – Counsel for the Defense by Leroy Scott
  17. " I am going back to the Chinese to spend the rest of my life finishing Will's work. – Flash-lights from the Seven Seas by William L. Stidger Commentator: Bishop Francis J. McConnell
  18. " All over but the shouting," someone said; " we're finishing up back there in the woods." – Tom Slade Motorcycle Dispatch Bearer by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  19. It is used for lumber and particularly for inside finishing. – The Forests of Mount Rainier National Park by Grenville F. Allen
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