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minuteness
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as in: a minute amount Define
very, very small
  • Though he was felt to be extremely thorough, he was not uncomfortably theoretic, and if he sometimes explained matters rather more minutely than might seem of use to the patient, he never went so far (like some practitioners one has heard of) as to trust to the explanation alone, but always left behind him an inscrutable prescription.

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  • Don't eat a lot of poppy seeds for a few days before a drug test. They have a minute amount of a chemical that can cause a false positive when testing for heroin use.
  • Even a minute amount of lead can be harmful to children.

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unspecified meaning
  • For a minute, if it had not been for the rumbling of the carriage, you might have heard a pin drop.
  • I saw through it in a minute.

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  • Mrs. Penniman was silent a minute.
  • Then he came back, and paused for a minute in front of Dr. Sloper's dwelling.
  • I saw that in the first half minute.
  • The Doctor was silent a minute.
  • But he knew me in a minute.
  • Catherine, for a minute, was conscious of a distinct determination not to invite him to take a seat.
  • He told her which of his fellow- physicians to send for, and gave her a multitude of minute directions; it was quite on the optimistic hypothesis that she nursed him.
  • Catherine looked at her lover a minute, and then she said, "I shall persuade 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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