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And Then There Were None
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  • One of them must wait till the slow train from Exeter gets in-a matter of five minutes-there’s one gentleman coming by that.
  • The hands of the clock pointed to twenty minutes past nine.

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  • It was some few minutes before be straightened himself and turned from the bed.
  • Ten minutes to ten, sir.
  • It was such a contrast to his restraint of a few minutes ago that Armstrong was quite taken aback.
  • Five minutes later they faced each other on the landing.
  • Five minutes later three men stood on an upper landing and looked at each other.
  • That is, Lombard went off for a few minutes.
  • Then, after a minutes hesitation, she set it aside and went over to the dressing-table.
  • At twenty-five minutes to ten he was tapping on the closed door of Blore’s room.

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  • A few minutes after I had returned to Armstrong’s room I left it, this time making a certain amount of noise so that some one should hear me.
  • Mr. Justice Wargrave said: "It is now five minutes to eleven.

  • There are no more uses of "minuteness" in the book.

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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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