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minutiae

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Definition a small or minor detail
  • He had not known all of the minutiae and thus had not been able to divulge every detail to the Demon.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Who would have dreamed, though, that the easily willed minutiae of their daily actions could amass so — solidifying, mountainous, beyond their control?
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • Fredi would drone on about minutiae until he saw eyes drooping.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Etiquette had no minutiae unknown to him.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • "This whole obsession with stores, and snacks, and analyzing the minutiae of every single choice and pairing," I said.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • He has three Esper secretaries, memory wizards all, who carry within their minds the minutiae of his business.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • I forget sometimes that the entire world isn't up on the minutiae of classical music.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • I realized he would not be interested in the personal minutiae of Will's life, even if he knew.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • There was the eye for detail to ascertain which minutiae were askew, what oddity or normality was out of place.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan's Daughters
  • At Base Camp detailing logistical minutiae: menus, spare parts, tools, medicines, communications hard ware, loadhauling schedules, yak availability.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Upon my word, I am not acquainted with the minutiae of her principles.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • But Amory knew that nothing in the abstract, no theory or generality, ever moved Rahill until he stubbed his toe upon the concrete minutiae of it.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • "Astound me with your grasp of historical minutiae, Elm" I had asked him what E'lir meant once.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Another might have missed the tension, but she had trained him in the Bene Gesserit Way — in the minutiae of observation.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • He had always urged his students to understand the overall tones and motifs of an artistic period rather than getting lost in the minutia of dates and specific works.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The mirror's frame is a clutter of postcards, family photographs, and other minutiae, such as the Sunday Mass schedules for St. Stephen's and St. Matthew's cathedrals.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Our vanities differ as our noses do: all conceit is not the same conceit, but varies in correspondence with the minutiae of mental make in which one of us differs from another.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • It was a worn whisper, dry and papery, and it brushed so distinctly across the ear that, by the accustomed, the material minutiae in which it originated could be realized as by touch.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • But Henchard was constructed upon too large a scale to discern such minutiae as these by an evening light, which to him were as the notes of an insect that lie above the compass of the human ear.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • His gift was for theoretical physics, and his tutor, a man named Patrick Blackett (who would win a Nobel Prize in 1948), was forcing him to attend to the minutiae of experimental physics, which he hated.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers

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