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Fahrenheit 451
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Fahrenheit 451
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  • Well, this is a play comes on the wall-to-wall circuit in ten minutes.
  • Three minutes?

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  • It took some man a lifetime maybe to put some of his thoughts down, looking around at the world and life, and then I came along in two minutes and boom! it’s all over.
  • Five minutes after a person is dead he’s on his way to the Big Flue, the Incinerators serviced by helicopters all over the country.
  • Ten minutes after death a man’s a speck of black dust.
  • Two minutes more and the room whipped out of town to the jet cars wildly circling an arena, bashing and backing up and bashing each other again.
  • But he knew that he would go to see Faber anyway, for a few short minutes.
  • The boulevard was as clean as the surface of an arena two minutes before the appearance of certain unnamed victims and certain unknown killers.
  • Do you want to sleep a few minutes?
  • It took the better part of fifteen minutes before he drew very close indeed to it, and then he stood looking at it from cover.

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  • They’ll catch Montag in the next five minutes!
  • And if he kept his eye peeled quickly he would see himself, an instant before oblivion, being punctured for the benefit of how many civilian parlour-sitters who had been wakened from sleep a few minutes ago by the frantic sirening of their living-room walls to come watch the big game, the hunt, the one-man carnival.

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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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