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minuteness
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  • "Not fifteen minutes?" the gypsy asked teasingly.
  • Five minutes would carry them there.

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  • The three passed and then came nine more, flying much higher in the minute, pointed formations of threes, threes and threes.
  • It was eight minutes since he had pushed the lever on the stop watch and there was still no sound of bombing.
  • Wait a minute and we will bring out a bull bigger than the other.
  • But in the last minute he was frightened.
  • "Run along a minute, will you?" he said to Maria without looking at her.
  • "Let us rest a minute," he said.
  • He leaned back against the ropes of the enclosure and watched the horses circle the corral, stood watching them a minute more, as they stood still, then leaned down and came out through the ropes.
  • At ten minutes he stopped looking at the watch knowing it would be too far away to hear, now, even allowing a minute for the sound to travel, and said to Anselmo, "I would speak to thee."

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  • At ten minutes he stopped looking at the watch knowing it would be too far away to hear, now, even allowing a minute for the sound to travel, and said to Anselmo, "I would speak to thee."
  • She had taken good care of the girl and she saw what was coming the minute the girl came back into the cave with the cooking dish.
  • Truly, it is said that we must eat a ton of it in this life but I have twenty-five pounds of it stuck in each of my ears this minute.
  • "Just a minute, Comrade," he had said to Robert Jordan in Spanish.
  • Pablo has forty-five minutes’ start, Robert Jordan thought, and then he heard the noise of a body of cavalry coming.
  • He was forty minutes ahead of the cavalry.
  • The voice had stopped again and for three minutes they heard nothing and saw no movement.
  • It was ten minutes to three o’clock.
  • The horses showed small and minute as the first two riders came into sight on the long green slope of the high hill.
  • Because the way you have just been supposing there for a minute is how the possibilities of that attack look to those who have ordered it.
  • But as he watched the minute hand he found he could almost check its motion with his concentration.
  • Now in a minute we will be blowing it.
  • The noise of their motors filled all the high sky and looking up he saw their pursuit, minute and tiny, circling and wheeling high above them.
  • It was ten minutes to three by his watch when he pushed the blanket aside with his elbow and went into the cave.
  • That cannot be borne by thee for fifteen minutes.
  • We went over this all ten minutes ago, Robert Jordan thought.
  • I believe you’ve had another flash in the last few minutes, Robert Jordan said to himself.
  • He considered a minute.
  • Not for five minutes.
  • Then through this noise came another noise, a steady, racketing drone and they saw the sentry looking up, his knitted cap slanted back, and turning their heads and looking up they saw, high in the evening sky, three monoplanes in V formation, showing minute and silvery at that height where there still was sun, passing unbelievably quickly across the sky, their motors now throbbing steadily.
  • Not ten minutes ago.
  • It would not have been true before but it was true that minute and it was only now, at this parting, that he ever felt as young again as he had felt before that train left.
  • The puffy-eyed man stood there a couple of minutes more holding his glass of vodka, his eyes, puffy as they were, absorbed in the beauty of what he had seen and heard and then he left the room to write it.
  • After the train started he had stood on the rear platform and watched the station and the water tower grow smaller and smaller and the rails crossed by the ties narrowed toward a point where the station and the water tower stood now minute and tiny in the steady clicking that was taking him away.

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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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