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Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
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  • That was why nobody said anything for at least a minute.
  • Five minutes later everyone was barefooted and wading in the cool clear water.

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  • Doctor Cornelius said nothing for about two minutes, but stood still with his eyes fixed on Tarva and Alambil.
  • There was a deep silence between them for a few minutes.
  • When he went to bed that night, he thought at first that he would not be able to sleep; but he soon dropped off and it seemed only a few minutes before he felt someone gently shaking him.
  • So they had to content themselves with raw apples, which, as Edmund said, made one realize that school suppers weren’t so bad after all — "I shouldn’t mind a good thick slice of bread and margarine this minute," he added.
  • They had travelled together as far as this station, which was a junction; and here, in a few minutes, one train would arrive and take the girls away to one school, and in about half an hour another train would arrive and the boys would go off to another school.
  • A few minutes later Pattertwig arrived and had his task explained to him.
  • She went back to the bivouac, snuggled down between Susan and Peter, and was asleep in a few minutes.
  • The seat on which he sat to steer had been made for men, not Dwarfs, and his feet did not reach the floor-boards; and everyone knows how uncomfortable that is even for ten minutes.

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  • The next minute or so was very confused.
  • There was a minute or two during which Trumpkin and the boys could hear Caspian and his two friends speaking in low voices but could not make out what they were saying.
  • In a few minutes they were at the bottom and the roaring of water filled their ears.
  • There was no answer, and for a few minutes it was so still that Edmund could hear the wheezy and snuffling breath of the Badger.
  • Before they had gone many yards they were confronted with young fir woods growing on the very edge, and after they had tried to go through these, stooping and pushing for about ten minutes, they realized that, in there, it would take them an hour to do half a mile.
  • They disappear after about five minutes and then you think you have found another (and hope it is not another but more of the same one) and it also disappears, and after you have been well lured out of your right direction you realize that none of them were pats at all.
  • In a few minutes all Miraz’s followers were running down to the Great River in the hope of crossing the bridge to the town of Beruna and there defending themselves behind ramparts and closed gates.
  • Why, you’re doing it this minute!" bellowed Trumpkin.
  • But that brute will be up again in a minute and then —" But "that brute" never rose.

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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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