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minuteness
used in The Scarlet Letter

3 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
minute size; or minute description
Definition
very small

or:

detailed (including even small considerations); or careful (done with care)
  • The Reverend Mr. Dimmesdale noted all these minute particulars, even while firmly convinced that the doom of his existence was stealing onward, in the footsteps which he now heard; and that the gleam of the lantern would fall upon him in a few moments more, and reveal his long-hidden secret.
    Chapter 12 — The Minister's Vigil (25% in)
minute = detailed
  • Moonlight, in a familiar room, falling so white upon the carpet, and showing all its figures so distinctly—making every object so minutely visible, yet so unlike a morning or noontide visibility—is a medium the most suitable for a romance-writer to get acquainted with his illusive guests.
    Introductory (77% in)
minutely = in detail
There are no more uses of "minuteness" flagged with this meaning in The Scarlet Letter.

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?  —1 use
exact meaning not specified
  • Whenever Pearl saw anything to excite her ever active and wandering curiosity, she flew thitherward, and, as we might say, seized upon that man or thing as her own property, so far as she desired it, but without yielding the minutest degree of control over her motions in requital.
    Chapter 22 — The Procession (77% in)

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