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minuteness
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Frankenstein
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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.
  • 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.

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  • Here I paused, I knew not why; but I remained some minutes with my eyes fixed on a coach that was coming towards me from the other end of the street.
  • Entreating him, therefore, to remain a few minutes at the bottom of the stairs, I darted up towards my own room.
  • 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.
  • Most of the night she spent here watching; towards morning she believed that she slept for a few minutes; some steps disturbed her, and she awoke.
  • 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.
  • He and his companion entered the cottage, in which they remained for a few minutes, and then departed.

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  • The young woman was again occupied in arranging the cottage, the old man walked before the cottage in the sun for a few minutes, leaning on the arm of the youth.
  • 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.
  • ’Pardon this intrusion,’ said I; ’I am a traveller in want of a little rest; you would greatly oblige me if you would allow me to remain a few minutes before the fire.’
  • In a few minutes after, I heard the creaking of my door, as if some one endeavoured to open it softly.
  • The work was soon finished; in a few minutes a tumultuous sea rolled between me and my enemy, and I was left drifting on a scattered piece of ice that was continually lessening and thus preparing for me a hideous death.
  • "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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