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1551, Thomas Wilson, ''The Rule of Reason...'', sig. F8:
- Here we se thre proposicions, or sentences, whereof the first is called Maior, that is to saie, the proposicion at large. the seconde is called Minor, that is to saie, the seuerall proposicion. the thirde is called conclusio.
1819 January 2, (w), letter:
- It is my intention to wait a few years before I publish any minor poems.
1899 October, Edward Pollock Anshutz, ''Homoepathic Envoy'', Vol. 10, No. 8, p. 58:
- We now ''know'' on authority of Dr. Briggs that every case of vaccination is "a minor case of smallpox," and that every such case of smallpox "should be carefully watched until all ''danger'' is passed".
1653, Lord Brouncker translating (w) as ''Excellent Compendium of Musick'', p. 30:
- ...a certaine Fraction, which may be the difference betwixt a Tone major and a Tone minor, which we nominate a Schism...
1772, William Jones, "On the Arts, Commonly Called Imitative", ''Poems...'', p. 209:
- The minor mode of D is tender.
1843 March, ''United States Magazine & Democratic Review'', p. 273:
- The first chorus: ‘Behold the of God’, with its dark minor chords, brings threatening clouds over us.
1880, Edmund Gurney, ''The Power of Sound'', p. 271:
- Modern harmonists are unwilling to acknowledge that the minor triad is less consonant than the major.
1948 November, J.M. Barbour, "Music and Ternary Continued Fractions", ''American Mathematical Monthly'', Vol. 55, No. 9, p. 545:
- After harmony was introduced into music during the late Middle Ages, major and minor triads emerged as the principal chords. The major triad, as ''C E G'', was regarded with especial favor, because it occurs naturally in the series, as on bugles, and can be expressed by the simple ratios, 4:5:6. A system of tuning for the scale known today as intonation gained support in the 16th century, because its principal triads, ''C E G'', ''F A C'', and ''G B D'', had these just ratios. But an important minor triad, ''D F A'', is harsh in intonation, and other unsatisfactory triads result when this tuning is extended to the complete scale.
1951, (w), "The Sojourner", ''O. Henry Prize Stories of 1951'', p. 200:
- The first voice of the fugue that Elizabeth had played... came to him, inverted mockingly and in a minor key.
1984, (w) & al., ''(w)'':
- ''Tufnel:'' It's part of a trilogy, really, a musical trilogy that I'm doing in minor|D... minor which I always find is really the saddest of all keys, really. I don't know why but it makes people weep instantly to play it... This piece is called "Lick My Love Pump".
1995 October 23, John Walsh, "The Pragmatic Entertainer Who Said the Unsayable", ''The Independent'', p. 3:
- (w) was a moralist in a key|minor key, more concerned that people should say ‘tinned peaches’ and not ‘tin peaches’, than that they should worry about nuclear disarmament.
c. 1593, Henry Chettle, ''Kind-harts Dreame'', sig. C2:
- He whipt her with a fox-'s|es taile, Barnes minor,And he whipt her with a fox-'s|es taile, Barnes maior.
1978, John Innes Mackintosh Stewart, ''Full Term'', p. 250:
- Espionage... was a field that had sophisticated itself since the distant time when Patullo Minor... had enthralled his school-fellows with his hazardous escapades.
1779, William Waring translating (w) as ''Complete Dictionary of Music'', p. 243:
- The minor perfect mode was marked by one single line which crossed three spaces, and the longue was equal to three breves... The minor imperfect mode was marked by a line which crossed two spaces only, and its longue was equal only to two breves.
1969, Arthur Mendel, "Some Preliminary Attempts at Computer-Assisted Style Analysis in Music", ''Computers and the Humanities'', Vol. 4, No. 1, p. 45:
- (w) works in minor prolation—that is, works in which the signature indicates that a semibreve is equal to two minims, often have a 3 as a medial signature for a few measures, indicating that until the 3 is canceled by the reappearance of a sign for minor prolation, there are to be 3 minims to a semibreve.
1642, (w), ''His Majesties Answer to a Printed Book Entituled A Remonstrance...'', p. 13:
1796 December 27, (w), letter:
- In every other, the minor will be preferred by me to the major vote.
A child, a person who has not reached the of majority, of consent|consent, etc. and is legally subject to fewer responsibilities and less accountability and entitled to fewer legal rights and privileges.
1612, John Davies, ''A Discouerie of the True Causes Why Ireland Was Neuer Entirely Subdued...'', p. 88:
1821, Pierce Egan, ''Real Life in London...'', Vol. I, p. 92:
- Mr Gloss'em, who is a shining character in the theatrical world, at least among the minors of the metropolis.
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1850, James Joseph Sylvester, ''London, Edinburgh, & Dublin Philosophical Magazine...'', Vol. 37, p. 366:
- ...the whole of a system of ''r''th minors being zero...
1986, C.W. Norman, ''Undergraduate Algebra'', p. 315:
- Let A be a non-zero matrix of rank r over a field. Then A has a non-zero r-minor and all s-minors of A are zero for s > r.
1447, Osbern Bokenham, ''Legendys of Hooly Wummen'', l. 10520:
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c. 1450, Anonymous, "The Clergy May Not Hold Property", p. 31:
- And so musten oure clerkis argue whan þai aleggen for her lordeschip þe lyuynge of her patrons & sayntis, & sayen þus: "Seynt thomas & seynt hwe & seynt Swiþune wer þus lordis, & in þis þai suyd crist-'s|is lyuynge & his lore; þerfor we may lefulli be þus lordis." And I wote wel þat gabriel schal blow his horne or þai han preuyd þe mynor; þat is, þat þes seyntes or patrons in þis suyden þe lore or þe life of Christ|ihesu criste.
1890 July 31, ''Sporting Life'', Philadelphia, p. 1:
- It is certain that the leagues must depend upon the minors for their recruits.
1924 December 30, ''Gazette'', Montreal, p. 14:
- Penalties... First Period... all minors.
1903 May 16, ''Sporting News'', Tasmania, p. 4:
- Brown from a mark on the magazine wing put up the first minor.
1883 February 5, ''York Herald'', p. 8:
- At half-time the score was—one goal, three tries, and four minors.
1927, Milton Cooper Work, ''Contract Bridge'', p. 11:
- Many find it easier to remember 20 for Minors, 30 for Majors and 35 for No Trump.
1864, ''Eton School Days'', p. 82:
- Let my minor pass, you fellows!... Here, Chudleigh, just make room there.
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