Minutes


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Minutes

The written record of an official proceeding. The notes recounting the transactions occurring at a meeting or official proceeding; a record kept by courts and corporations for future reference.

minutes

n. 1) the written record of meetings, particularly of Boards of Directors and/or Shareholders of corporations, kept by the secretary of the corporation or organization. 2) the record of courtroom proceedings, such as the start and recess of hearings and trials, names of attorneys, witnesses, and rulings of the court, kept by the clerk of the court or the judge. Such court minutes are not a transcript of everything that is said, which is taken down by the court reporter if recorded at all.

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"Well, twenty-four, if you like, my noble captain," said Ardan; "twenty-four minutes in which to investigate "
One was away from her, with the doctor, who kept smoking one fat cigarette after another and extinguishing them on the edge of a full ash tray, with Dolly, and with the old prince, where there was talk about dinner, about politics, about Marya Petrovna's illness, and where Levin suddenly forgot for a minute what was happening, and felt as though he had waked up from sleep; the other was in her presence, at her pillow, where his heart seemed breaking and still did not break from sympathetic suffering, and he prayed to God without ceasing.
The next minute Jerry was on the box; with a cheery chirrup to me, and a twitch of the rein that I well understood.
One who wishes to save the honor of your name takes this means to warn you that the sanctity of your home is this minute in jeopardy.
I see the fog closing down, and it made me so sick and scared I couldn't budge for most a half a minute it seemed to me -- and then there warn't no raft in sight; you couldn't see twenty yards.
"Oh, I'll write you a new one in half a minute," said the prince, "if you like!"
Then, after waiting a minute, I went myself behind his screen with a dignified and solemn air, though my heart was beating slowly and violently.
Alice remained looking thoughtfully at the mushroom for a minute, trying to make out which were the two sides of it; and as it was perfectly round, she found this a very difficult question.
The cab stopped before the railway station at twenty minutes past eight.
I suppose it took her a minute or so to traverse the place, but to me she seemed to shoot across the room like a rocket.
"Nurse," she commanded, "come here and show me his back this minute!"
The Americans called them minute-men, because they engaged to be ready to fight at a minute's warning.