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The Importance of Being Earnest
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minuteness
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The Importance of Being Earnest
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  • Now, if I get her out of the way for ten minutes, so that you can have an opportunity for proposing to Gwendolen, may I dine with you to-night at Willis’s?
  • It can wait, Merriman for . five minutes.

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  • Couldn’t you make it twenty minutes?
  • Ernest proposed to me exactly ten minutes ago.
  • I hate waiting even five minutes for anybody.

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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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