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minuteness
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Lord of the Flies
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as in: a minute amount Define
very, very small
  • The forest minutely vibrated.
  • The edge of the lagoon became a streak of phosphorescence which advanced minutely, as the great wave of the tide flowed.

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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
  • This amused both boys so much that Ralph went on squirting for some minutes, between bouts of laughter.
  • Not for five minutes could they drag themselves away from this triumph.

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  • They waited for two minutes, then they fell in the sea; they went into the forest; they just scattered everywhere.
  • When the meeting was over they’d work for five minutes, then wander off or go hunting.
  • Yet no one made a sound; and as the minutes passed, in the green shade, his feeling of triumph faded.

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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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