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  • 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.

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  • 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.
  • 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.

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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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