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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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minuteness
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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unspecified meaning
  • Three days’ silence in the refectory and sending us up for six and eight every minute.
  • It would be lovely in a few minutes.

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  • He had nothing to do but that: to turn to the right and walk fast up the staircase and in half a minute he would be in the low dark narrow corridor that led through the castle to the rector’s room.
  • —An hour and twenty-five minutes, she said.
  • The clock in the dairy told him that it was five minutes to five but, as he turned away, he heard a clock somewhere near him, but unseen, beating eleven strokes in swift precision.

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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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