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minuteness
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Great Expectations
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as in: a minute amount Define
very, very small
  • My heart failed me when I saw him squaring at me with every demonstration of mechanical nicety, and eyeing my anatomy as if he were minutely choosing his bone.

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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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  • "Stop a minute, though," he said, wheeling round before we had gone many paces.
  • In another minute we were outside the gate, and it was locked, and Estella was gone.

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  • I was standing by a minute, on the chance of company.
  • My hown cuthen'th gone to Mithter Wemmick at thith prethent minute, to hoffer him hany termth.
  • I'll speak in half a minute.
  • Give me half a minute, please.
  • I forgot myself half a minute ago.
  • Muzzled I have been since that half a minute when I was betrayed into lowness, muzzled I am at the present time, muzzled I ever will be.
  • It was soon done, and the boat was brought round to the Temple stairs, and lay where I could reach her within a minute or two.
  • If I dozed for a minute, I was awakened by Miss Havisham's cries, and by her running at me with all that height of fire above her head.

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  • Our oarsmen were so fresh, by dint of having occasionally let her drive with the tide for a minute or two, that a quarter of an hour's rest proved full as much as they wanted.
  • In short, I shouldn't greatly deceive you," Joe added, after a little grave reflection, "if I represented to you that the word of that young woman were, 'without a minute's loss of time.'
  • …it on his legs and cutting his food,—of lifting light glasses and cups to his lips, as if they were clumsy pannikins,—of chopping a wedge off his bread, and soaking up with it the last fragments of gravy round and round his plate, as if to make the most of an allowance, and then drying his finger-ends on it, and then swallowing it,—in these ways and a thousand other small nameless instances arising every minute in the day, there was Prisoner, Felon, Bondsman, plain as plain could be.
  • "At the hour and minute," said Herbert, nodding, "at which she afterwards stopped all the clocks.
  • —It is of no use," said Biddy, laying her hand upon my arm, as I was for running out, "you know I would not deceive you; he was not there a minute, and he is gone."
  • "So he says," resumed the convict I had recognized,—"it was all said and done in half a minute, behind a pile of timber in the Dock-yard,—'You're a going to be discharged?'
  • "Though, look'ee here, Pip's comrade," he said to Herbert, after having discoursed for some time, "I know very well that once since I come back—for half a minute—I've been low.

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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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