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All Quiet on the Western Front
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minuteness
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All Quiet on the Western Front
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  • A couple of minutes later another comes over, nearer this time.
  • These first minutes with the mask decide between life and death: is it air-tight?

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  • Tjaden will report at the Orderly Room in ten minutes.
  • Our being, almost utterly carried away by the fury of the storm, streams back through our hands from thee, and we, thy redeemed ones, bury ourselves in thee, and through the long minutes in a mute agony of hope bite into thee with our lips!
  • After a few minutes we hear the first shuffling and tugging.
  • A few minutes after they appear, shrapnel and high-explosives begin to drop on us.
  • A few minutes later the two set off together pushing the barrow.
  • I look at the time; only a few minutes have passed.
  • But a few minutes later the air screams, the earth heaves, cries ring out; a shell has landed among our rear squad.
  • A few minutes and we are lost.

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  • Like an emptying tube, after a couple of minutes he collapses.
  • After a few minutes I straighten myself up again.
  • Only ten minutes ago I was talking to him.
  • After ten minutes I get the knack of tossing the pan so that the pancakes which are done on one side sail up, turn in the air and are caught again as they come down.

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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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