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minuteness
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Frankenstein
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as in: a minute amount Define
very, very small
  • I tried to calm Ernest; I enquired more minutely concerning my father, and her I named my cousin.
  • You minutely described in these papers every step you took in the progress of your work; this history was mingled with accounts of domestic occurrences.

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  • Don't eat a lot of poppy seeds for a few days before a drug test. They have a minute amount of a chemical that can cause a false positive when testing for heroin use.
  • Even a minute amount of lead can be harmful to children.

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unspecified meaning
  • He entered attentively into all my arguments in favour of my eventual success and into every minute detail of the measures I had taken to secure it.
  • I quitted my seat, and walked on, although the darkness and storm increased every minute, and the thunder burst with a terrific crash over my head.

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  • As the minuteness of the parts formed a great hindrance to my speed, I resolved, contrary to my first intention, to make the being of a gigantic stature, that is to say, about eight feet in height, and proportionably large.
  • Could the demon who had (I did not for a minute doubt) murdered my brother also in his hellish sport have betrayed the innocent to death and ignominy?
  • I should not have understood the purport of this book had not Felix, in reading it, given very minute explanations.
  • I knew that every minute was precious to me, yet I remained irresolute in what manner to commence the interview, when the old man addressed me.
  • It had been her care which provided me a companion in Clerval—and yet a man is blind to a thousand minute circumstances which call forth a woman's sedulous attention.
  • "Every minute," continued M. Krempe with warmth, "every instant that you have wasted on those books is utterly and entirely lost.

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as in: a minute amount Define
very, very small
as in: keep the minutes Define
a written record of what happened at a meeting
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