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The Magician's Nephew
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The Magician's Nephew
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  • But Digory was disliking his Uncle more every minute, so he said nothing.
  • After a few minutes hard talking they had got it straight.

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  • The whole thing had taken less than a minute.
  • The quarrel lasted for several minutes but it would be dull to write it all down.
  • Before a minute had passed it was twice as loud as it had been to begin with.
  • If we are not out of it in a few minutes we shall be buried under the ruin.
  • If only Digory had remembered what he himself had said a few minutes ago, that this was an enchanted room, he might have guessed that the enchantment was beginning to work.
  • So there was silence in the room for a minute or two.
  • After she had had some sal volatile and sat still for a few minutes, she said there was nothing the matter with her except a few bruises.
  • In a few minutes it was creeping up the lower slopes of the distant mountains, making that young world every moment softer.

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  • In a few minutes Digory came to the edge of the wood and there he stopped.
  • I’ve a feeling I lived somewhere else — or was something else — before Aslan woke us all up a few minutes ago.
  • She had only to wait for the end of her two hours: but every few minutes Digory would hear a cab or a baker’s van or a butcher’s boy coming round the corner and think "Here she comes", and then find it wasn’t.
  • Next minute all three of them (Uncle Andrew now awake) came tumbling into the noise, heat, and hot smells of London.
  • Then Digory took a minute to get his breath, and then went softly into his Mother’s room.
  • In a very few minutes some of them got ahead of him.
  • Now they were over the top of the cliffs and in a few minutes the valley land of Narnia had sunk out of sight behind them.
  • Five minutes later you will see the colour coming back to her face.
  • After she had studied him for well over a minute, she let go of his chin and said: "You are no magician.
  • Do what you’re told this minute, sir," said Uncle Andrew.

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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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