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minuteness
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Metamorphosis
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  • He had been reduced to the condition of an ancient invalid and it took him long, long minutes to crawl across his room — crawling over the ceiling was out of the question — but this deterioration in his condition was fully (in his opinion) made up for by the door to the living room being left open every evening.
  • After labouring at it for fifteen minutes or more his mother said it would be better to leave the chest where it was, for one thing it was too heavy for them to get the job finished before Gregor’s father got home and leaving it in the middle of the room it would be in his way even more, and for another thing it wasn’t even sure that taking the furniture away would really be any help to him.

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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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