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What are some examples of how to complete the end of the sentence:

I will be there in a [unit of time]

  • "jiffy"
  • "moment"
  • et cetra
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  • I wouldn't call "jiffy" and "moment" "quantify a unit of time," not in the same way your example "minute" does. Unlike "jiffy" and "moment," "minute" is a unit of time that is objectively measurable and quantifiable, not some vague and highly subjective duration that, while perhaps being quantifiable, aren't "units," per se, not like how "minute" is, as they remain nonetheless vague and subjective. The only informal English word (not "words") like "minute" that I know of that likewise quantifies a unit of time but does so more informally would be "sec," an informal version of "second." 2 days ago

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