Halleck watched the action, turned at the last minute to let the blunted blade pass his chest.
Frequently, you have no more than fifteen or twenty minutes.
Wormsign is on intercept course, your position, estimated contact twenty-five minutes.
"Nine minutes," Kynes said.
They’ll continue working until the last minute.
"Let us discuss something else for a minute, then," she said.
We knew to the minute when you’d be coming out of it.
They still have a few minutes.
About ten minutes.
The clock there had not been properly adjusted to local time, and she had to subtract twenty-one minutes to determine that it was about 2 A.M. The disturbance was loud and incoherent.
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In a minute I’ll get up and tell him what I think of him, Kynes thought.
A bell began a slow tolling somewhere in the keep—twenty-minute warning for the arena gathering.
Kynes took a deep breath, said: "This door should hold for at least twenty minutes against all but a lasgun."
In a few minutes they stood on the floor of the fissure holding the pack between them.
Whenever I light its candle it’ll give us about thirty minutes.
And what he saw was a time nexus within this cave, a boiling of possibilities focused here, wherein the most minute action—the wink of an eye, a careless word, a misplaced grain of sand—moved a gigantic lever across the known universe.
It took a long minute and the full effort of the training he had received from his mother for Paul to recapture a feeling of calm.
The thing was only minutes away now, filling the morning with the friction-hissing of its passage.
There was a pause, then: "Contact in twenty-six minutes minus.
The Duke slid into his seat, frowning, said: "We still have almost three minutes on the original contact estimate.
For a long minute, the Baron stared at him, then: "Say what you must say.
In the few minutes I …. " He broke off, looking at Chani with a puzzled frown.
There are no more uses of "minuteness" in the book.