About six years ago I finished a novel much more quickly than I thought I would.
When I was finished, I asked her if she had any questions, and she smiled up at me pleasantly, then answered completely in Polish.
I first read the book in galleys some months ago; the finished edition carries a blurb from me on the back cover.
When Romney finished speaking, he received polite applause and simply walked off stage right.
After they finished eating, dozens began complaining of severe pain in their stomachs.
We decided at once on a trip abroad as soon as I had finished my work.
This was to take place after the hearing at Cabillo was finished.
He read on, and when he had finished the first paper he turned to the next.
What passed until the meal was finished was of slight significance.
Order a small meal, that you may have finished when he does.
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+)