minute thought

See: care, diligence
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She endeavoured to believe that the delay of the marriage was the only source of Isabella's regret; and when she saw her at their next interview as cheerful and amiable as ever, endeavoured to forget that she had for a minute thought otherwise.
Financially, some of them were quite lucrative, but I never for a minute thought of a premature exit from Schalke.
I've never for a minute thought we'd be near relegation because we were looking to get up near the play-offs but we've had a bad run recently so you obviously have one eye on it.
To be honest, I didn't know at the time who'd caught me (and I never for one minute thought it was malicious).
There are occasions when these sort of scandals will occur but I never for one minute thought that it would get to this degree of loss.
I never for one minute thought he would last as long as he did.
You see, the News of the World never for a single minute thought Tommy would have the gall to come at them with all guns blazing.
He was also banned from the Stadium of Light for three years by Judge Whitburn who told him: "If I for one minute thought you were part of an organised group, nothing would have saved you from custody but you were not involved in the starting of the incident.
I never for one minute thought I would be back playing for my country five years after winning my last cap, but here I am and it feels great.
The Wolves boss, who turns 52 today, said: "I always thought it was going to be a season of trials and tribulations and never for one minute thought it would be plain sailing and happy every weekend.
I never for one minute thought the number of deaths would be that high, and it just goes to show people really need to quit for the sake of their health.
TrevorSeniorFanClub I like the fact that we have been looking at him for some time and he is not just a last minute thought.