Usage examples for minutia

  1. And this is shown even in the excessive refinement and elaboration of trifles, the minutia of reflection, the keenness of analysis, the unrelenting pursuit of every social topic into subtleties untouched by the older essayists. – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
  2. I leave this place to- morrow morning in company with a friend of the name of Bowles: no relation to the reverend gentleman of that name who held the doctrine that a poet should bore us to death with fiddle- faddle minutia of natural objects in preference to that study of the insignificant creature Man, in his relations to his species, to which Mr. Pope limited the range of his inferior muse; and who, practising as he preached, wrote some very nice verses, to which the Lake school and its successors are largely indebted. – Kenelm Chillingly, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  3. I would also have you acquire a liberal taste of the two liberal arts of painting and sculpture; but without descending into those minutia which our modern virtuosi most affectedly dwell upon. – Letters to His Son, 1749 by The Earl of Chesterfield