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minute
used in The Mill on the Floss

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
minute size
Definition
small, exceptionally small, or insignificant
  • Consider, too, that all the pleasant little dim ideas and complacencies—of standing well with Timpson, of dispensing advice when he was asked for it, of impressing his friend Tulliver with additional respect, of saying something, and saying it emphatically, with other inappreciably minute ingredients that went along with the warm hearth and the brandy-and-water to make up Mr. Riley's consciousness on this occasion—would have been a mere blank.
    1.3 — Book 1 Chapter 3 — Mr. Riley Gives His Advice Concerning.... (99% in)
minute = small
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2  —1 use as in:
minute description
Definition
detailed (including even small considerations); and/or careful (done with care)
  • The casuists have become a byword of reproach; but their perverted spirit of minute discrimination was the shadow of a truth to which eyes and hearts are too often fatally sealed,—the truth, that moral judgments must remain false and hollow, unless they are checked and enlightened by a perpetual reference to the special circumstances that mark the individual lot.
    7.2 — Book 7 Chapter 2 — St. Ogg's Passes Judgment (94% in)
minute = detailed
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