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minuteness
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Ethan Frome
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  • "Hold on a minute while I unhitch the colt," Denis called to her, springing toward the shed.
  • Even a few minutes earlier, when they had stood alone outside the house, he would not have dared to think of kissing her.

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  • Silence answered; but in a minute or two he caught a sound on the stairs and saw a line of light about the door-frame, as he had seen it the night before.
  • They had sat for a few minutes on the fallen log by the pond, and she had missed her gold locket, and set the young men searching for it; and it was Ethan who had spied it in the moss….
  • I’ve been wishing it every minute of the day."
  • "It’s on’y just been made up this very minute.

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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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