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minuteness
used in Girl Interrupted

44 uses
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exact meaning not specified
  • It can take a while—maybe even half a minute—before the second interpreter sorts through the first interpreter's claim of movement and corrects it.
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The entire world was obliterated—for a few minutes.
  • I have thought often of the next ten minutes—my last ten minutes.
  • I have thought often of the next ten minutes—my last ten minutes.
  • After five minutes, which was about as long as she could stand still, Lisa would be off on another project, and when the person on checks came around, she would turn the TV on again.
  • Somebody could hang herself in there in a minute!
  • After a few minutes I saw him get into his red car and drive off, leaving little puffs of sporty exhaust behind him.
  • I didn't mention that I'd never seen that doctor before, that he decided to put me away after only fifteen minutes.
  • First I went to his office, then I got into the taxi, then I walked up the stone steps to the Administration Building of McLn Hospital, and, if I remember correctly, sat in a chair for fifteen minutes waiting to sign my freedom away.
  • It was a ten— or fifteen-minute walk down the hill, past the rosebushes and stately trees of our beautiful hospital.
  • Five-minute checks.
  • Fifteen-minute checks.
  • Five-minute checks.
  • When digital watches were invented years later they reminded me of five-minute checks.
  • Clicik, swish, "Checks," swish, click: another five minutes of life down the drain.
  • I got onto half-hour checks eventually, but Georgina remained on fifteen-minute checks, so as long as we were in the same room, it made no difference.
  • Just a minute.
  • Just a minute.
  • That afternoon Lisa Cody burned a tiny welt on her wrist and spent the next twenty minutes running cold water on it.
  • On five-minute checks it's impossible," said Georgina.
  • ""I don't think he could do it in fifteen minutes," I said.
  • "Hey, Daisy," said Lisa, "you ever fuck on five-minute checks?"
  • "All it takes is ten minutes," said Georgina.
  • He can't fuck in fifteen minutes," I warned her.
  • I say it was twenty minutes.
  • Twenty minutes between my walking in the door and his deciding to send me to McLean.
  • Twenty minutes later is nine-twenty.
  • And I remember waiting fifteen minutes in the Administration Building to sign myself in.
  • Add another fifteen minutes of bureaucracy before I reached the nurse who wrote that report.
  • I won't quibble over ten minutes.
  • All of that took less than a minute, and there's still the rest of the sentence to figure out.
  • "Just a minute, Lisa," said a voice from inside.
  • I mean, you wouldn't last ten minutes in this place.
  • This took about three minutes, and it was hard work.
  • I mean, that took up twenty minutes, maybe half an hour.
  • Luckily, Dr. Wick had a lot of girls to take care of, so therapy with her was brief, maybe five minutes a day.
  • There was a two— or three-minute breather between Dr. Wick's departure and the resident's arrival.
  • She came back in half a minute with Valerie.
  • Like two minutes?
  • Nobody said anything for a minute.
  • I'm on checks in ten minutes.
  • I couldn't think what, for a minute.
  • Two minutes later INTERPRETER TWO Don't pick it! interpreter one It'll feel better if I pop it. interpreter two That's what you think.
  • Sometimes, when you've realized that your train is not really moving, you can spend another half a minute suspended between two realms of consciousness: the one that knows you aren't moving and the one that feels you are.

There are no more uses of "minuteness" in Girl Interrupted.

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