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minuteness
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The Hound of the Baskervilles
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  • He now took the stick from my hands and examined it for a few minutes with his naked eyes.
  • Sir Charles had evidently stood there for five or ten minutes.

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  • In one hour and five minutes I meet him at Waterloo Station.
  • He comes in fifty minutes.
  • I whipped up the mare and we were there under the ten minutes.
  • In a very few minutes, sir.
  • The coachman, a hard-faced, gnarled little fellow, saluted Sir Henry Baskerville, and in a few minutes we were flying swiftly down the broad, white road.
  • Is it natural that he should stand for five or ten minutes, as Dr. Mortimer, with more practical sense than I should have given him credit for, deduced from the cigar ash?
  • The baronet stood for a minute looking after them, and then he walked slowly back the way that he had come, his head hanging, the very picture of dejection.
  • A few minutes later we had reached the lodge-gates, a maze of fantastic tracery in wrought iron, with weather-bitten pillars on either side, blotched with lichens, and surmounted by the boars’ heads of the Baskervilles.

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  • For some minutes he stood watching intently.
  • In five minutes we were outside the door, starting upon our expedition.
  • He thought for a few minutes.
  • She turned and had disappeared in a few minutes among the scattered boulders, while I, with my soul full of vague fears, pursued my way to Baskerville Hall.
  • For a minute I stood there with the paper in my hands thinking out the meaning of this curt message.
  • He was only a minute or so inside, and then I heard the key turn once more and he passed me and re-entered the house.
  • Every minute that white woolly plain which covered one half of the moor was drifting closer and closer to the house.
  • In a minute we had torn off the gag, unswathed the bonds, and Mrs. Stapleton sank upon the floor in front of us.

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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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