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minuteness
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The Catcher in the Rye
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  • The minute I went in, I was sort of sorry I’d come.
  • It’s boring to do that every two minutes.

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  • I thought about it for a minute.
  • Boy, I couldn’t’ve sat there another ten minutes to save my life.
  • "Coupla minutes," he said.
  • One minute he’d be giving it to her in his cousin’s Buick, the next minute he’d be giving it to her under some boardwalk.
  • A couple of minutes later, he was snoring like mad.
  • One minute he’d be giving it to her in his cousin’s Buick, the next minute he’d be giving it to her under some boardwalk.
  • Right that minute, the conductor came around for old Mrs. Morrow’s ticket, and it gave me a chance to quit shooting it.
  • She just this minute closed her eyes and all.

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  • It only took me about two minutes.
  • I was quite lucky when I got to the station, because I only had to wait about ten minutes for a train.
  • They can take it out in about two minutes.
  • I came out of the booth, after about twenty minutes or so, and got my bags and walked over to that tunnel where the cabs are and got a cab.
  • I almost was once in a movie short, but I changed my mind at the last minute.
  • I didn’t say anything for about a minute.
  • Holden, you’re getting handsomer by the minute.
  • I keep worrying about whether he’s going to do something phony every minute.
  • The funny part is, I felt like marrying her the minute I saw her.
  • One minute you scream at me, and the next you—
  • Then I probably would’ve just stood there for about five minutes.
  • I’ll send a girl up in about fifteen minutes.
  • I told her no, but she was around ten minutes late, as a matter of fact.
  • I even thought for a minute that he was going to get in the goddam cab with us when the show was over, because he walked about two blocks with us, but he had to meet a bunch of phonies for cocktails, he said.
  • Boy, you have to watch her every minute.
  • Listen to me a minute now . I may not word this as memorably as I’d like to, but I’ll write you a letter about it in a day or two.
  • You can’t afford to lose a minute.
  • It was about the worst thing I could’ve done, because the minute I started to laugh I thought I was going to vomit.
  • The first thing he said when he sat down was that he could only stay a couple of minutes.
  • I waited a couple of minutes.
  • I just stood there for a couple of minutes.
  • They can teach you in about two minutes," I said.

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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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