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minute
used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope)

2 meanings, 4 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
minute size
Definition
small, exceptionally small, or insignificant
  • Long and habitual reading of Homer appears to familiarize our thoughts even to his incongruities; or rather, if we read in a right spirit and with a heartfelt appreciation, we are too much dazzled, too deeply wrapped in admiration of the whole, to dwell upon the minute spots which mere analysis can discover.
    Introduction (86% in)
minute = insignificant
There are no more uses of "minute" flagged with this meaning in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope).

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2  —3 uses as in:
minute description
Definition
detailed (including even small considerations); and/or careful (done with care)
  • ...we are hurried back to Perseus, the Gorgons, and other images of war, over an arm of the sea, in which the sporting dolphins, the fugitive fishes, and the fisherman on the shore with his casting net, are minutely represented.
    Footnotes (84% in)
minutely = carefully (with attention to detail)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • But, greatly as we admire the generous enthusiasm which rests contented with the poetry on which its best impulses had been nurtured and fostered, without seeking to destroy the vividness of first impressions by minute analysis—
    Introduction (32% in)
  • minute = careful and detailed
  • I do not at this moment remember two emendations on Homer, calculated to substantially improve the poetry of a passage, although a mass of remarks, from Herodotus down to Loewe, have given us the history of a thousand minute points, without which our Greek knowledge would be gloomy and jejune.
    Introduction (74% in)
minute = detailed
There are no more uses of "minute" flagged with this meaning in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope).

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