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minute
used in The Brothers Karamazov

2 meanings, 10 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
minute size
Definition
small, exceptionally small, or insignificant
  • The captain, as a military man, undertook to load it, putting in a minute quantity of powder.
    Book 10 — The Boys (67% in)
minute = small
There are no more uses of "minute" flagged with this meaning in The Brothers Karamazov.

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2  —9 uses as in:
minute description
Definition
detailed (including even small considerations); and/or careful (done with care)
  • Here Ippolit Kirillovitch drew a minute picture of Mitya's preparations, the scene at Perhotin's, at the shop, with the drivers.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (61% in)
minute = detailed
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • "No, but I saw Smerdyakov," and Alyosha rapidly, though minutely, described his meeting with Smerdyakov.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (26% in)
  • minutely = with careful attention to detail
  • But before three o'clock in the afternoon that something took place to which I alluded at the end of the last book, something so unexpected by all of us and so contrary to the general hope, that, I repeat, this trivial incident has been minutely remembered to this day in our town and all the surrounding neighborhood.
    Book 7 — Alyosha (7% in)
  • minutely = with careful attention to detail
  • Samsonov questioned the lad minutely: What he looked like?
    Book 8 — Mitya (7% in)
  • minutely = with careful attention to detail
  • This Korneplodov, after questioning him minutely, and inspecting the documents he was able to bring...
    Book 8 — Mitya (9% in)
  • minutely = with careful attention to detail
  • Here he began, without being particularly urged, to give a minute account of the agonies of jealousy he endured on Grushenka's account.
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (37% in)
  • minute = detailed
  • Minutely and diffusely Mitya told them everything about the signals invented by Fyodor Pavlovitch for Smerdyakov.
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (44% in)
  • minutely = with careful attention to detail
  • But he described minutely Mitya's exploits in the "Metropolis," all his compromising doings and sayings, and told the story of Captain Snegiryov's "wisp of tow."
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (11% in)
  • minutely = with careful attention to detail
  • Fetyukovitch went on making the most of every opportunity, and amazed people more and more by his minute knowledge of the case.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (13% in)
minute = detailed
There are no more uses of "minute" flagged with this meaning in The Brothers Karamazov.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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