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Definitions of moment

  1. at this time; " the disappointments of the here and now"; " she is studying at the moment"
  2. having important effects or influence; " decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself"; " virtue is of more moment that security"
  3. a particular point in time; " the moment he arrived the party began"
  4. an indefinitely short time; " wait just a moment"; " it only takes a minute"; " in just a bit"
  5. the n- th moment of a distribution is the expected value of the n- th power of the deviations from a fixed value
  6. the moment of a couple is the product of its force and the distance between its opposing forces
  7. A minute portion of time; a point of time; an instant; as, at thet very moment.
  8. Impulsive power; force; momentum.
  9. Importance, as in influence or effect; consequence; weight or value; consideration.
  10. An essential element; a deciding point, fact, or consideration; an essential or influential circumstance.
  11. An infinitesimal change in a varying quantity; an increment or decrement.
  12. Tendency, or measure of tendency, to produce motion, esp. motion about a fixed point or axis.
  13. The smallest portion of time; an instant; importance; as, affairs of great moment; the measure of a force by its effect in motion around a central point, as in a wheel.
  14. Moving cause or force: importance in effect: value: the smallest portion of time in which a movement can be made: an instant: ( mech.) the moment of a force about a point is the product of the force and the perpendicular on its line of action from the point.
  15. Importance; minute portion of time.
  16. A very small period of time; an instant.
  17. Consequence or importance.
  18. The most minute part of time; instant; importance; factor. Moment of a force, the product of the force and the perpendicular from where it acts to the line of application.
  19. The smallest possible portion of time; an instant; one- sixtieth part of a minute; importance; value; force.
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Quotes of moment

  1. We could spend time together during the day and just kind of talk and enjoy each other and enjoy the moment But it was interesting we both knew that once you walk through the gates of that stadium, then it was on, the game was on. – Ralph Boston
  2. Like a layer on a pearl, you can't specifically identify the irritant, the moment of the irritant, but at the end of the day, you know you have a pearl. – Ken Burns
  3. On sand, you can never be sure of anything. An ordinary shot can take a wicked deflection at the last moment – Eric Cantona
  4. The workings of the human heart are the profoundest mystery of the universe. One moment they make us despair of our kind, and the next we see in them the reflection of the divine image. – Charles W. Chesnutt
  5. The man who throws a bomb is an artist, because he prefers a great moment to everything. – Gilbert K. Chesterton
  6. Even though I am a professional, and I know what the steps are, I don't quite know how I'm going to do them, because I haven't lived that moment yet. I always feel very insecure and I get very excited. – Suzanne Farrell
  7. It's a mood record. Like one night you're going to be down in the dumps depressed because you're thinking about your ex -boyfriend and the next moment you're gonna be like screw him you know? And the next one you're saying to yourself "God I'm in love." – Willa Ford
  8. The time of illusion, then, is the beautiful moment of passion; it represents the artistic zone in which the poet or romance writer ought to be free to do the very best that he can. – Lafcadio Hearn
  9. I still can't believe I won the Olympics. That's what I feel right now- completely alive as a human being. It's a really beautiful moment – Clara Hughes
  10. The first year was hard for me to deal with. The second year was a little bit easier, but still difficult. It took me five years to get it out of me. It was a difficult moment a difficult time. – Magic Johnson
  11. Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence. – Johann Kaspar Lavater
  12. My life is every moment of my life. It is not a culmination of the past. – Hugh Leonard
  13. People of Berlin- people of the world- this is our moment This is our time. – Barack Obama
  14. A sobering thought: what if, at this very moment I am living up to my full potential? – Jane Wagner
  15. Though large herds of deer do much harm to the neighbourhood, yet the injury to the morals of the people is of more moment than the loss of their crops. – Gilbert White

Usage examples for moment

  1. In a moment the guns and the grenades were in the truck along with Tony, the general, and Allison. – A Yankee Flier in Italy by Rutherford G. Montgomery
  2. You have not a moment to lose." – The Prairie Chief by R.M. Ballantyne
  3. He thought for a moment – Null-ABC by Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
  4. Now is your moment – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  5. He could not wait a moment but went at once to Adharlal's house to see Venu. – Stories from Tagore by Rabindranath Tagore
  6. Say, Ferradji, that we will be there in a moment – Atlantida by Pierre Benoit
  7. Christina for a moment said nothing. – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  8. Perhaps the moment had come. – The Desert of Wheat by Zane Grey
  9. Shorland thought for a moment – Cumner & South Sea Folk, v5 by Gilbert Parker
  10. And then he thought for a moment of Polly! – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  11. From that Moment he was quiete. – Mary Powell & Deborah's Diary by Anne Manning
  12. Mr. Longdon thought a moment – The Awkward Age by Henry James
  13. And then she was gone from him, for the moment – Life Sentence by James McConnell
  14. He thought a moment – Helena Brett's Career by Desmond Coke
  15. " Come up a moment so that I may go with you," she said. – The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal
  16. Then after a moment he asked, " Why?" – The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story by Various
  17. Well, the moment and the man had come. – The Weavers, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  18. At this moment I see her there. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  19. I had to go down for a moment when Mortensgaard came. – Rosmerholm by Henrik Ibsen
  20. She thought hard for a moment – Man and Maid by Elinor Glyn