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minuteness
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The Time Machine
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  • There was a minute’s pause perhaps.
  • Everyone was silent for a minute.

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  • We sat and stared at the vacant table for a minute or so.
  • For a minute, perhaps, my mind was wool-gathering.
  • A moment before, as it seemed, it had stood at a minute or so past ten; now it was nearly half-past three!
  • I suppose it took her a minute or so to traverse the place, but to me she seemed to shoot across the room like a rocket.
  • I stood looking at it for a little space—half a minute, perhaps, or half an hour.
  • Their hair, which was uniformly curly, came to a sharp end at the neck and cheek; there was not the faintest suggestion of it on the face, and their ears were singularly minute.
  • The dim suggestion of the laboratory seemed presently to fall away from me, and I saw the sun hopping swiftly across the sky, leaping it every minute, and every minute marking a day.
  • The dim suggestion of the laboratory seemed presently to fall away from me, and I saw the sun hopping swiftly across the sky, leaping it every minute, and every minute marking a day.

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  • I suppose I covered the whole distance from the hill crest to the little lawn, two miles perhaps, in ten minutes.
  • If it is travelling through time fifty times or a hundred times faster than we are, if it gets through a minute while we get through a second, the impression it creates will of course be only one-fiftieth or one-hundredth of what it would make if it were not travelling in time.
  • Presently I noted that the sun belt swayed up and down, from solstice to solstice, in a minute or less, and that consequently my pace was over a year a minute; and minute by minute the white snow flashed across the world, and vanished, and was followed by the bright, brief green of spring.
  • Presently I noted that the sun belt swayed up and down, from solstice to solstice, in a minute or less, and that consequently my pace was over a year a minute; and minute by minute the white snow flashed across the world, and vanished, and was followed by the bright, brief green of spring.
  • Presently I noted that the sun belt swayed up and down, from solstice to solstice, in a minute or less, and that consequently my pace was over a year a minute; and minute by minute the white snow flashed across the world, and vanished, and was followed by the bright, brief green of spring.
  • Presently I noted that the sun belt swayed up and down, from solstice to solstice, in a minute or less, and that consequently my pace was over a year a minute; and minute by minute the white snow flashed across the world, and vanished, and was followed by the bright, brief green of spring.
  • I never felt such a disappointment as I did in waiting five, ten, fifteen minutes for an explosion that never came.
  • For several minutes I trembled violently.
  • Indeed, in another minute I felt a tug at my coat, then something at my arm.
  • For a minute perhaps I stared aghast at this blackness that was creeping over the day, and then I realized that an eclipse was beginning.
  • As I returned, I passed again across that minute when she traversed the laboratory.
  • I stared for a minute at the Time Machine and put out my hand and touched the lever.
  • A minute passed.
  • I had judged the strength of the lever pretty correctly, for it snapped after a minute’s strain, and I rejoined her with a mace in my hand more than sufficient, I judged, for any Morlock skull I might encounter.

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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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