Moment in a sentence

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Definition of Moment

  • A minute portion of time; a point of time; an instant; as, at that very moment.
  • Impulsive power; force; momentum.
  • Importance, as in influence or effect; consequence; weight or value; consideration.
  • An essential element; a deciding point, fact, or consideration; an essential or influential circumstance.
  • Tendency, or measure of tendency, to produce motion, esp. motion about a fixed point or axis.
  • having important effects or influence
  • the n-th moment of a distribution is the expected value of the n-th power of the deviations from a fixed value
  • a turning force produced by an object acting at a distance (or a measure of that force)
  • at this time
  • a particular point in time
  • an indefinitely short time

How to use moment in a sentence. Moment pronunciation.

That mind has generous moments, David, for he took to being thankful for thy knocks.
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Merry faces looked back and nodded, and in a moment they were gone.
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At that moment an orderly advanced towards them.
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Then, after a moment: "It'll do-by golly, it'll do!
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As he walked up the room he suddenly realised this fact, and, for a moment, he thought he had made a mistake; but again he remembered distinctly that the letter said half-past eight, and he wondered now if this had been arranged by the Prince-for what purpose?
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He said it with such an air of sincerity, with such dissimulation, that, for the moment, David was deceived.
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After looking round the room for a moment, the Prince came slowly over to Nahoum, and, stretching out a hand, stroked his beard.
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For a moment he looked at the face steadily, almost contemplatively it might have seemed, and then drew both arms close to the body.
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For a moment he listened, then went forward and passed through into the hall.
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In their swift passage from the Palace to the carriage, a thing had been done of even greater moment than the killing of the sensualist in the next room.
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All that his habit, his code, his morals, his religion, had imposed upon him had been overturned in one moment.
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A few moments later they were standing among the consuls and officials in the salon.
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A few moments later all that was left of Foorgat Bey was sitting in his carriage beside Mizraim the Chief Eunuch-sitting upright, stony, and still, and in such wise was driven swiftly to his palace.
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In those brief moments she must have suffered more than most men suffer in a long life.
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His silence agitated her still further, and she spoke excitedly: "I could have, would have, killed him myself without a moment's regret.
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She shuddered, and buried her face in her hands for a moment, then went on: "I can never forgive myself for going to the Palace with him.
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She remained silent, for a moment adjusting her veil, preparing to go.
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Nahoum Pasha stepped inside, and stood still a moment looking at Hylda.
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He recalled to her the scene in the little tapestried room as vividly as though it was there before her eyes, and it had for the moment all the effect of a hideous nightmare.
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It was clear that he meant peace, for the moment at least.
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Examples of Moment

Example #1
Now for the strange thing I hinted.
Example #2
He welcomed me, and soon opened his whole mind.
Example #3
A group of people were moving towards the exit from the ramparts, and near himself stood a man waving an adieu. "Well, give my love to the girls," said the man cheerily.
Example #4
The man turned round, and looked at David, then he jerked his head in a friendly sort of way and motioned towards the sunset.
Example #5
May his grave be not made till the karadh- gatherers return," said the orderly to David.
Example #6
David held out his hand.