They were only away a matter of minutes, perhaps a quarter of an hour.
Treebeard looked at him in his long slow way for several minutes, till the wretched man was squirming on the floor.
I grudge every hour, every minute.
We did a lot of shouting away back there; and we were talking far too loudly until a minute ago.
He lay still now, but sleep remained far away; and it was not encouraged by the sound of Merry breathing softly, asleep in a few minutes after saying good night.
But Legolas stood beside him, shading his bright elven-eyes with his long slender hand, and he saw not a shadow, nor a blur, but the small figures of horsemen, many horsemen, and the glint of morning on the tips of their spears was like the twinkle of minute stars beyond the edge of mortal sight.
They pushed, pulled, tore, shook, and hammered; and clang-bang, crash-crack, in five minutes they had these huge gates just lying in ruin; and some were already beginning to eat into the walls, like rabbits in a sand-pit.
In a minute they would reach the top and be on him.
In a minute he would draw it, and thenThere was a wild clamour, hooting and laughing, as something was lifted from the ground.
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He was not going to leave Frodo alone asleep even for a few minutes.
so that between the raising of a foot and the setting of it down minutes of loathing passed.
When at last the blackness passed, Sam looked up and shadows were about him; but for how many minutes or hours the world had gone dragging on he could not tell.
A few minutes back.
Chapter 5 The Window on the West It seemed to Sam that he had only dozed for a few minutes when he awoke to find that it was late afternoon and Faramir had come back.
For a moment it glimmered, faint as a rising star struggling in heavy earthward mists, and then as its power waxed, and hope grew in Frodo’s mind, it began to burn, and kindled to a silver flame, a minute heart of dazzling light, as though Earendil had himself come down from the high sunset paths with the last Silmaril upon his brow.
There are no more uses of "minuteness" in the book.