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minuteness
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Harry Potter (#1) and the Sorcerer's Stone
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  • The traffic moved on and a few minutes later, Mr. Dursley arrived in the Grunnings parking lot, his mind back on drills.
    p.3.8
  • I want you all back here in five minutes ready to leave.
    p.41.6

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  • Ten minutes later they had wrenched their way through the boarded-up doors and were in the car, speeding toward the highway.
    p.41.7
  • The lighted dial of Dudley’s watch, which was dangling over the edge of the sofa on his fat wrist, told Harry he’d be eleven in ten minutes’ time.
    p.45.5
  • And (two minutes to go) what was that funny crunching noise?
    p.45.8
  • After a few minutes he stammered, "What does it mean, they await my owl?"
    p.52.1
  • There was a train to London in five minutes’ time.
    p.65.8
  • It took almost ten minutes to get away from them all.
    p.70.6
  • Twenty minutes later, they left Eeylops Owl Emporium, which had been dark and full of rustling and flickering, jewel-bright eyes.
    p.81.6
  • Three minutes to go.
    p.45.7

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  • Five minutes to go.
    p.45.6
  • Four minutes to go.
    p.45.6
  • The Sorting Ceremony will take place in a few minutes in front of the rest of the school.
    p.114.7
  • He’d be packing his bags in ten minutes.
    p.150.4
  • Neville had been sobbing into Hagrid’s jacket for the last five minutes.
    p.191.6
  • Five minutes later, Ron and Hermione joined him, shaking their heads.
    p.199
  • The minutes crept by.
    p.157.8
  • According to the large clock over the arrivals board, he had ten minutes left to get on the train to Hogwarts and he had no idea how to do it; he was stranded in the middle of a station with a trunk he could hardly lift, a pocket full of wizard money, and a large owl.
    p.91.6
  • He pulled a bag of ordinary golf balls out of his pocket and a few minutes later, he and Harry were up in the air, Wood throwing the golf balls as hard as he could in every direction for Harry to catch.
    p.170.2
  • Once term had started, they were back to skimming through books for ten minutes during their breaks.
    p.216.1
  • He’d done it — the game was over; it had barely lasted five minutes.
    p.224.7
  • About ten minutes later, four broomsticks came swooping down out of the darkness.
    p.241.3
  • "Professor Dumbledore left ten minutes ago," she said coldly.
    p.267.6
  • "Just five minutes," Harry pleaded.
    p.301.1
  • The minutes dragged by.
    p.255.1
  • But five minutes only.
    p.301.4
  • "He didn’t catch it, he nearly swallowed it," Flint was still howling twenty minutes later, but it made no difference — Harry hadn’t broken any rules and Lee Jordan was still happily shouting the results — Gryffindor had won by one hundred and seventy points to sixty.
    p.191.9
  • "You know how I think they choose people for the Gryffindor team?" said Malfoy loudly a few minutes later, as Snape awarded Hufflepuff another penalty for no reason at all.
    p.223.2
  • A voice echoed through the train: "We will be reaching Hogwarts in five minutes’ time.
    p.111.0
  • You’ve had nearly fifteen minutes, now OUT" she said firmly.
    p.302.9

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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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