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The Hobbit
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  • I really must sit down for a minute and collect my wits, and have a drink.
  • That leaves you just ten minutes.

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  • "Half a minute!" said Dori, who was at the back next to Bilbo, and a decent fellow.
  • In a minute there was a whole pack of them yelping all round the tree and leaping up at the trunk, with eyes blazing and tongues hanging out.
  • Only a minute or two after Balin’s lid had been fitted on there came the sound of voices and the flicker of lights.
  • He refused to wait five minutes, and followed immediately after the other two.
  • Gandalf whistled again; but Nori and Ori were there almost before he had stopped, for, if you remember, Gandalf had told them to come in pairs every five minutes.
  • "You had better wait here," said the wizard to the dwarves; "and when I call or whistle begin to come after me — you will see the way I go-but only in pairs, mind, about five minutes between each pair of you.

  • There are no more uses of "minuteness" in the book.

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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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