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Definition American militia prior to and during the American Revolution who vowed to be ready for battle within one minute of receiving notice
  • There were Minute Men too, so called because they made one-minute speeches in favor of America in moving-picture theaters and in churches.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • I scroll through his collection—everything from Charlie Parker to Minutemen to Yo La Tengo.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • And in a great convention at Waterloo he had helped organize the first regiment in Iowa of the Anti-rum Minute Men.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Convair boosts the satellite Into orbits round; Boeing builds the Minuteman, We stay on the ground.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • And then when they turned around and went back, the Minutemen hid in the fields along the roads and massacred them all the way back to Boston.
    James Lincoln Collier  --  My Brother Sam is Dead
  • Your mother and I had often taken you to the Concord Bridge where the Minutemen encountered the British soldiers that April morning so long ago, a momentous explosion in our nation's history.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • By 2004, when Cristian arrived at Fredi's marine science classroom, organizations such as the Minutemen, Ranch Rescue, and American Border Patrol were scouring the state for illegal immigrants.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Sister Ardeth Platte was a political prisoner, one of several nuns who are peace activists and served long federal sentences for trespassing in a nonviolent protest at a Minuteman II missile silo in Colorado.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • That was when the Minutemen really peppered them; they chased them all the way back home.
    James Lincoln Collier  --  My Brother Sam is Dead
  • Somebody signalled them from some church steeple in Boston, so when the Lobst—British got up to Lexington there wasn't anybody there, except the Minutemen.
    James Lincoln Collier  --  My Brother Sam is Dead
  • Around fifty of the Minutemen and lots of British troops had been killed on Friday at Lexington or Concord, or wherever it was, although nobody seemed to know how many for sure.
    James Lincoln Collier  --  My Brother Sam is Dead
  • The Minutemen.
    James Lincoln Collier  --  My Brother Sam is Dead
  • And part of the idea was to make sure that Redding Tories wouldn't be able to do to the Continentals what the Minutemen had done to the British at Concord and Lexington six months earlier.
    James Lincoln Collier  --  My Brother Sam is Dead
  • Some of the Massachusetts Minutemen tried to stop them there in the square, but there were too many British, and they got through and went on up to Concord looking for ammunitions stores.
    James Lincoln Collier  --  My Brother Sam is Dead

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