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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of fine-tune.


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  • It is a spiritual union of two fine-tuned hearts whose lives are devoted to healing and transformation.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • On some ranges, elk have become so fine-tuned to hunting pressure that they migrate miles to (relatively) safe havens on private lands before the rifle season starts.

    10 Best Public Lands for Elk (And How to Hunt Them)

  • I found that fascinating because I have this thing with picking up people's feelings and emotions as well, only it is very raw, not fine-tuned, out of control.

    Subterfuge, people skills or something else entirely

  • The founder scavenged restaurant supply outlets for cheap stainless-steel tables and sinks in the early days, and over the years the staff fine-tuned intake procedures, paperwork and surgical techniques to increase efficiency and decrease surgery time (and the time an animal is under anesthesia) so they could alter more animals and keep fees low.

    Humane Alliance leads way in low-cost neutering and spaying

  • Like the giddily Baroque drawings that serve as the baron's manor and the Prince's palace and ballroom, the fine-tuned costumes are also Ponnelle's—a strutting chorus of red-coated footmen, the Prince disguised in his valet's green livery, the silly sisters with their elongated noses in frilly pink and blue hoop skirts, the ballroom scene in black and silver, white tie and tails.

    'La Cenerentola' Sparkles on the Paris Stage

  • The brake blocks themselves can tilt and swivel in every direction, making fine-tuned toe-in and height adjustments a breeze.

    Wrenched & Ridden: Avid Shorty Ultimate ’cross brakes

  • Perhaps a futuristic boutique where one can have his negative emotions purged, his superego fine-tuned, or his internal dialogue tweaked, toned, adjusted.

    Big congrats!

  • Rarely have I seen a movie as maniacally fine-tuned to drive the voters of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences into orgasms of approbation and applause.

    Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close gleams with Oscar worthiness

  • This is the guy who built and fine-tuned bikes for Fabian Cancellara, Team RadioShack riders and Christian Vande Velde, among scores of other top pros.

    Former ProTour mechanic Nick Legan joins VeloNews as Technical Editor

  • But Mr. Putin still controls all of the major organs of government that he fine-tuned during his 12 years of rule, and which his critics now say makes conventional resistance look futile.

    Russia Parliament Opens Amid Outcry


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