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minuteness
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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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  • Through the rumble of omnibuses, and the clatter of street-cabs, he could hear the droning voice devouring each minute that was left to him.
  • For nearly ten minutes he stood there, motionless, with parted lips, and eyes strangely bright.

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  • Well, after I had been in the room about ten minutes, talking to huge over-dressed dowagers and tedious Academicians, I suddenly became conscious that someone was looking at me.
  • After a few minutes, they all passed downstairs.
  • It is quite dreadful, but it only lasts for about five minutes.
  • After about ten minutes he got up, and, throwing on an elaborate dressing-gown of silk-embroidered cashmere wool, passed into the onyx-paved bathroom.
  • As he closed the door behind him, Dorian Gray touched the bell, and in a few minutes Victor appeared with the lamps and drew the blinds down.
  • After a few minutes he became absorbed.
  • In two or three minutes there was another knock, and Mr. Hubbard himself, the celebrated frame-maker of South Audley Street, came in with a somewhat rough-looking young assistant.
  • I give you one minute to make your peace—no more.

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  • He would examine with minute care, and sometimes with a monstrous and terrible delight, the hideous lines that seared the wrinkling forehead, or crawled around the heavy sensual mouth, wondering sometimes which were the more horrible, the signs of sin or the signs of age.
  • All I have with me is in this bag, and I can easily get to Victoria in twenty minutes.
  • It was twenty minutes to two.
  • In about five minutes his valet appeared half dressed, and looking very drowsy.
  • "Ten minutes past two, sir," answered the man, looking at the clock and blinking.
  • As the minutes went by he became horribly agitated.
  • After two or three minutes of terrible silence, Dorian turned round, and came and stood behind him, putting his hand upon his shoulder.
  • For nearly twenty minutes, neither of the men spoke.
  • It was twenty minutes to twelve.
  • In about seven or eight minutes he reached a small shabby house, that was wedged in between two gaunt factories.
  • Usually because I come in at ten minutes to nine and tell her that I must be dressed by half-past eight.
  • He stood there for some minutes looking at the dead body.
  • Ten minutes past two?
  • One minute.
  • After about ten minutes a knock came to the door, and the servant entered, carrying a large mahogany chest of chemicals, with a long coil of steel and platinum wire and two rather curiously-shaped iron clamps.

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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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