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minutely1

[min-it-lee] /ˈmɪn ɪt li/
adjective
1.
occurring every minute.
adverb
2.
every minute; minute by minute.
Origin of minutely1
1590-1600
1590-1600; minute1 + -ly

minutely2

[mahy-noot-lee, -nyoot-, mi-] /maɪˈnut li, -ˈnyut-, mɪ-/
adverb
1.
in a minute manner, form, or degree; in minute detail.
2.
into tiny or very small pieces.
Origin
1590-1600; minute2 + -ly
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  • The author shows that he knew as minutely as extensively the whole round of classical literature accessible to his times.

  • The columella is present and the spores are round and minutely warted.

  • She had blushed deeply, and was now minutely scanning the stones in the burn.

    The Half-Hearted John Buchan
  • He pressed closer to the quarsteel and examined it minutely.

    Under Arctic Ice H.G. Winter
  • She examined them curiously and minutely, then looked up at him and smiled, thinking of Nigel's gentle but ardent protest.

    Bella Donna Robert Hichens
  • She rose, walked over to the clock, examined it minutely for a few moments.

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • All the birds were quite tame, and, instead of avoiding us, seemed inclined to examine us minutely.

  • Spores globose, minutely warted, dark violaceous, 12–14 mic.

British Dictionary definitions for minutely

minutely1

/maɪˈnjuːtlɪ/
adverb
1.
in great detail

minutely2

/ˈmɪnɪtlɪ/
adjective
1.
occurring every minute
adverb
2.
every minute
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