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The Last Battle
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  • He may be very kind (though it’s a lot more than most of you deserve) and come out for a few minutes tonight.
  • They stood like that for a minute or two and then went on.

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  • My dream led me into your world scarce ten minutes since.
  • Not many yards away grey battlements rose above the tree-tops, and after a minute’s more walking they came out in an open grassy space.
  • Quite apart from the cold it was no joke getting into that quivering and foaming water, and Puzzle had to stand and shiver for a whole minute before he made up his mind to do it.
  • Next minute there was a sound of rasping metal.
  • Eustace could never remember what happened in the next two minutes.
  • He never let me out except for a minute or two at night.
  • After a pause of nearly a minute a not-very-nice-looking Dwarf with hair and beard as black as soot said: "And who might you be, Missie?"
  • We’ve been taken in once and now you expect us to be taken in again the next minute.

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  • The others watched it for perhaps a minute, until it streamed away into the thicker trees on their right and disappeared.
  • They went on in silence for a minute or two.
  • Then, after nearly a minute, the Bear began in a slow, puzzled voice: "I don’t quite understand all this," it grumbled, "I thought you said —"
  • Well, all you Beasts were making noise enough a minute ago.
  • We must put them to flight in a few minutes or else not at all, for we are fewer than they.
  • Next minute they were all fighting for their lives.
  • Minute by minute the forests disappeared.
  • Minute by minute the forests disappeared.
  • "It is the door you came through with that Calormene five minutes ago," said Peter smiling.
  • They disappeared into the woods and for a few minutes there was silence.
  • Sometimes it seemed to have lasted only a few minutes, but at others it felt as if it might have gone on for years.
  • Tirian and his friends, still panting from their fight and thankful for a few minutes’ rest, stood and looked on while the Tarkaan led his men against the Dwarfs.
  • But very soon every Dwarf began suspecting that every other Dwarf had found something nicer than he had, and they started grabbing and snatching, and went on to quarrelling, till in a few minutes there was a free fight and all the good food was smeared on their faces and clothes or trodden under foot.
  • It was only after they had been walking Southward for several minutes that Eustace said: "Got him?

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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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