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 (fĭn′ĭs, fī′nĭs, fē-nē′)
The end; the conclusion: setbacks that wrote finis to our venture.

[Middle English, from Latin fīnis.]
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(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the end; finish: used at the end of books, films, etc
[C15: from Latin]
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(ˈfɪn ɪs, fiˈni, ˈfaɪ nɪs)

end; conclusion.
[Middle English < Latin fīnis]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.finis - the temporal endfinis - the temporal end; the concluding time; "the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell"; "the market was up at the finish"; "they were playing better at the close of the season"
end, ending - the point in time at which something ends; "the end of the year"; "the ending of warranty period"
2.finis - the concluding part of any performance
finishing, finish - the act of finishing; "his best finish in a major tournament was third"; "the speaker's finishing was greeted with applause"
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[ˈfɪnɪs] nfine f
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Finis is written, and your man wanders in strange gardens.
A never troubles himself to master the relationships of the characters, on which perhaps all the interest of the story depends: he 'skips' over all the descriptions of scenery, and every passage that looks rather dull: he doesn't half attend to the passages he does read: he goes on reading merely from want of resolution to find another occupation--for hours after he ought to have put the book aside: and reaches the 'FINIS' in a state of utter weariness and depression!
In some cases the titles had been altered: "Finis," for instance, being changed to "The Finish," and "The Song of the Outer Reef" to "The Song of the Coral Reef." In one case, an absolutely different title, a misappropriate title, was substituted.
If I do, or if I even open this again, it will be to deal with different people and different themes, for here at the end, where the romance of my life is told, ere I go back to take up the thread of my life-work, I say sadly and without hope, "FINIS".
I wrote the word finis at the end of the sixty-eighth strip about a week ago.
Amongst many other questions, he asked me, "Now that George Rex is dead, how many more of the family of Rexes are yet alive?" This Rex certainly must be a relation of the great author Finis, who wrote all books!
Les participants ont encore souligne l'importance de developper, sur le continent, des industries qui transforment directement les matieres premieres au lieu de les exporter pour ensuite importer les produits finis a des couts parfois exorbitants.
"C'est egalement le moyen le plus efficace pour barrer la route a l'informel dans le secteur du recyclage des dechets", a-t-elle soutenu, ajoutant que cela permet d'avoir une tracabilite des dechets, a savoir leur nature, leur provenance et la destination des produits finis ou semi-finis.
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