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The Cherry Orchard
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  • [Excited] I shall faint in a minute.
  • I must tell you at once, I can’t bear to wait a minute.

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  • This minute.
  • [Hardly able to keep from laughing] This minute.
  • But my soul is always my own; every minute of the day and the night it is filled with unspeakable presentiments.
  • I want to be doing something every minute.
  • [Looking at his watch and speaking through the door] Ladies and gentlemen, please remember that it’s only forty-seven minutes till the train goes!
  • You must go off to the station in twenty minutes.
  • We needn’t get into our carriages for ten minutes.
  • The first is poor Fiers [Looks at her watch] We’ve still five minutes.

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  • [Beside herself] Get out this minute.
  • It’ll only take a minute.
  • [As if he has long been waiting to be called] This minute.
  • I’ll sit here one more minute.
  • This minute!

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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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