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minute
used in Jane Eyre

2 meanings, 5 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
minute size
Definition
small, exceptionally small, or insignificant
  • Such is the imperfect nature of man! such spots are there on the disc of the clearest planet; and eyes like Miss Scatcherd's can only see those minute defects, and are blind to the full brightness of the orb.
    Chapter 7 (**% in)
minute = small
There are no more uses of "minute" flagged with this meaning in Jane Eyre.

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2  —4 uses as in:
minute description
Definition
detailed (including even small considerations); and/or careful (done with care)
  • Do not ask me, reader, to give a minute account of that day; as before, I sought work; as before, I was repulsed; as before, I starved; but once did food pass my lips.
    Chapter 28 (46% in)
minute = detailed
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She has been unkind to you, no doubt; because you see, she dislikes your cast of character, as Miss Scatcherd does mine; but how minutely you remember all she has done and said to you!
    Chapter 6 (86% in)
  • minutely = with detail
  • Retaining every minute form of respect, every propriety of my station, I could still meet him in argument without fear or uneasy restraint; this suited both him and me.
    Chapter 16 (54% in)
  • minute = detailed
  • As we advanced and left the track, we trod a soft turf, mossy fine and emerald green, minutely enamelled with a tiny white flower, and spangled with a star-like yellow blossom: the hills, meantime, shut us quite in; for the glen, towards its head, wound to their very core.
    Chapter 34 (56% in)
minutely = in detail
There are no more uses of "minute" flagged with this meaning in Jane Eyre.

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