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Childhood's End
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  • Their ears were still throbbing painfully, though the last thunderous echoes had died out across the lake ten minutes before.
  • Wainwright should have been here five minutes ago.

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  • The demonstration lasted thirty minutes.
  • It opened again five minutes later.
  • Ten minutes later he was startled by the scream of a siren, and a police patrol came racing up Roosevelt Drive.
  • There was silence for several minutes while the physicist embroidered his writing-pad with meticulous and microscopic doodles.
  • So I just turn the jets full on and it usually takes onl a minute or two to pull free.
  • He decided he would wait another ten minutes, then rejoin the party.
  • It was after another twenty minutes of slow descent that the Invisible fingers of the scanner beams caught the first glimpse of the ocean bed.
  • In a community of this size, one would normally expect to dial Food Central, wait five minutes, and then get whatever meal they had selected.

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  • Their summits were streaked with snow, and the clouds above them were turning to fire as the sun descended on the last few minutes of its daily journey.
  • That was the business of the robot that was guiding them homewards and would land them in, so the control board announced, fifty-seven minutes from now.
  • In a few minutes the vessel was pressed tightly against the wall of the base, the two entrance ports had locked together, and were moving forward through the hull of the submarine at the end of a giant hollow screw.
  • Instead, he spent much time getting Jan to describe in minute detail what he had witnessed.
  • A few minute, ago I saw the trail of your ship disappear in the sky.
  • The glow seems to be shifting to one part of the sky-wait a minute while I move round to the other window.
  • Just a minute: I’ve noticed something else.
  • The seismographs had been able to give only fifteen minutes’ warning, but that had been long enough to get everyone above the danger line.
  • The planet rotates fairly slowly, so he must have observed many hours in a few minutes.
  • Even so near to home, it seemed, the Overlords used some version of the Stardrive, for in a matter of minutes they were falling down through a deep, cloud-flecked atmosphere.
  • In a more conversational tone of voice he added, "It’s often ten or fifteen minutes before we get started.

  • 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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