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.
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.
There are no more uses of "minuteness" in the book.