Winston Ross gets his hands on the hot new videogame Grand Theft Auto V and loves every minute of it.
All you need to do is throw the can into hot water, let it simmer for a minute or two, open the can, and voilà!
Teary and shaking, Cirl said the minute she passed through the gate, “it was like World War III.”
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High-frequency trading computers execute hundreds of trades per minute, largely on autopilot.
And the minute you get mental discords no stand against fear is possible.
Losing a million a minute, even in sleep, he thought, was disquieting.
The old roses came back to her cheeks for a minute or two then.
Nothing matters except that I've got this minute here with you.
On this she sat silent for a full minute, seeming to study my face.
"sixtieth part of an hour or degree," late 14c., from Old French minut (13c.) or directly from Medieval Latin minuta "minute, short note," from Latin minuta, noun use of fem. of minutus "small, minute" (see minute (adj.)). In Medieval Latin, pars minuta prima "first small part" was used by mathematician Ptolemy for one-sixtieth of a circle, later of an hour (next in order was secunda minuta, which became second (n.)). German Minute, Dutch minuut also are from French. Used vaguely for "short time" from late 14c. As a measure expressing distance (travel time) by 1886. Minute hand is attested from 1726.
early 15c., "chopped small," from Latin minutus "little, small, minute," past participle of minuere "to lessen, diminish" (see minus). Meaning "very small in size or degree" is attested from 1620s. Related: Minutely; minuteness.