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minuteness
Used In
Harry Potter (#4) and the Goblet of Fire
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as in: a minute amount Define
very, very small
  • "Hmm," said Mr. Olhivander, "this is a Gregorovitch creation, unless I'm much mistaken? A fine wand-maker, though the styling is never quite what I…. however…. " He lifted the wand and examined it minutely, turning it over and over before his eyes.

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  • Don't eat a lot of poppy seeds for a few days before a drug test. They have a minute amount of a chemical that can cause a false positive when testing for heroin use.
  • Even a minute amount of lead can be harmful to children.

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unspecified meaning
  • She didn't have to wait long to find out; after about a minute, he was back.
  • Every bit of it was covered in stamps except for a square inch on the front, into which Mrs. Weasley had squeezed the Dursleys' address in minute writing.

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  • Yes, it's a minute off … We'd better get ready….
  • Harry massaged the spot furiously, looking up to see what had hit him, and saw a minute owl, small enough to fit into the palm of his hand, whizzing excitedly around the room like a loose firework.
  • Squinting up at the shamrock, Harry realized that it was actually comprised of thousands of tiny little bearded men with red vests, each carrying a minute lamp of gold or green.
  • I estimate that it requires one more minute.
  • Harry crept past them to the portrait hole and waited for a minute or so, keeping an eye on his watch.
  • Now, just sit quietly for a minute — sit!
  • "You'll see, you'll see in a minute!" said Hermione excitedly.
  • Wait a minute, Hermione……

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  • Then, after about a minute, he stood up and strode away, not back to the castle, but off out into the dark grounds in the direction of his cabin.
  • He said nothing for almost a minute, still staring at the map.
  • Just forget the egg for a minute, all right?
  • After a minute or so, Karkaroff seemed to decide that he had hit some sort of animal; he was looking around at waist height, as though expecting to see a dog.
  • Parvati readjusted her bangles, beaming; she and Harry said, "See you in a minute" to Ron and Padma and walked forward, the chattering crowd parting to let them through.
  • "I forgot — it was the custard creams we hexed —" Within a minute, however, Neville had molted, and once his feathers had fallen off, he reappeared looking entirely normal.
  • After a minute or so, Harry heard the clunks of Moody's wooden leg growing fainter in the corridor below.
  • The maze was growing darker with every passing minute as the sky overhead deepened to navy.
  • After a minute or so, he looked down at Harry again, a cruel smile twisting his snakelike face.
  • The carriages'll be here in a minute!
  • Cedric Diggory, who also used the Bubble-Head Charm, was first to return with his hostage, though he returned one minute outside the time limit of an hour.
  • The entrance hall contained a few last-minute stragglers, all leaving the Great Hall after breakfast and heading through the double oak doors to watch the second task.
  • Sirius looked at him, eyes full of concern, eyes that had not yet lost the look that Azkaban had given them — that deadened, haunted look He had let Harry talk himself into silence without interruption, but now he said, "Dragons we can deal with, Harry, but we'll get to that in a minute — I haven't got long here…. I've broken into a wizarding house to use the fire, but they could be back at any time.

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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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