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"Complete" vs. "Finished"

For many writers, we love the subtle differences between words. For example, many of you would hear the word "complete" and the word "finished", and say there is no difference. Complete and finished are synonyms.

However, putting context the words have subtle differences that even the dictionary has trouble defining.
  • He married the right woman, and he knew he was COMPLETE. 
  • He married the wrong woman, and knew he was FINISHED.
  • The right woman discovered his affair with the wrong woman and he knew he was COMPLETELY FINISHED.
Ahh, the subtleties of the English language...

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