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minuteness
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Heart of Darkness
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  • Only the gloom to the west, brooding over the upper reaches, became more somber every minute, as if angered by the approach of the sun.
  • Two others remained open-mouthed a whole minute, then dashed into the little cabin, to rush out incontinently and stand darting scared glances, with Winchesters at ’ready’ in their hands.

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  • A whole minute passed, and then she made a step forward.
  • And, by Jove! the impression was so powerful that for me too he seemed to have died only yesterday—nay, this very minute.

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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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