Quotes of momentary

  1. Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains. – Diane Ackerman
  2. Sex is a momentary itch, love never lets you go. – Kingsley Amis
  3. When thou art above measure angry, bethink thee how momentary is man's life. – Marcus Aurelius
  4. A mass of dust, world's momentary slave, Is man, in state of our old Adam made, Soon born to die, soon flourishing to fade. – Barnabe Barnes
  5. He played the King as though under momentary apprehension that someone else was about to play the ace. – Eugene Field
  6. Praise or blame has but a momentary effect on the man whose love of beauty in the abstract makes him a severe critic on his own works. – John Keats
  7. The most emphatic place in a clause or sentence is the end. This is the climax; and, during the momentary pause that follows, that last word continues, as it were, to reverberate in the reader's mind. It has, in fact, the last word. – F. L. Lucas
  8. Onstage, it's more of a momentary pressure. – John Otto
  9. Scientific thought, then, is not momentary it is not a static instance; it is a process. – Jean Piaget
  10. Reality TV is sleazy, it is manipulative. It is as momentary as anything in popular culture. – Morley Safer
  11. Manners are like the shadows of virtues, they are the momentary display of those qualities which our fellow creatures love and respect. – Sydney Smith
  12. Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you. – G. M. Trevelyan

Usage examples for momentary

  1. My act had been a momentary madness, but I had at least to be consistent. – Embarrassments by Henry James
  2. He saw the hesitation, momentary as it was, and looked at me with something of astonishment and a hint of hurt. – A Woman Named Smith by Marie Conway Oemler
  3. So in her happiness, for Mabel was happy then- she turned away from the mad- house, touched with momentary gloom and, taking James Harrington's arm moved to the other side of the boat, and leaning upon him watched the sun go down. – Mabel's Mistake by Ann S. Stephens
  4. Kant has been led into the mistake by a momentary change in the meaning given to 'metaphysics'. – Kant's Theory of Knowledge by Harold Arthur Prichard
  5. There was a momentary pause: then Rose said, " If it puts an end to this dreadful war, I shall not be sorry." – Elsie's Womanhood by Martha Finley
  6. Then after a momentary silence, It was so then, but it is likely to prove of some importance now. – The Chief Legatee by Anna Katharine Green
  7. Was it the result of his satisfaction at having escaped death, which a momentary despair had made him desire? – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  8. The momentary relief which I experience is just what characterises the approaching end in this disease. – The Dead Lake and Other Tales by Paul Heyse
  9. Her momentary impulse of relief at his visit passed away. – The Zeppelin's Passenger by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  10. Now that the momentary cloud had been driven off, Mrs Morgan's heart rose more warmly than ever. – The Perpetual Curate by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  11. " Make a new man of me," finished Mansell, with a momentary burst of feeling. – Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green
  12. Remember that the smallest pleasure, a mere momentary satisfaction, always costs us more dearly than it is really worth. – The Comedienne by Wladyslaw Reymont
  13. In the summer of 1780, the disgraceful Gordon riots broke out in London; and the King, by his courageous personal bearing and bold direction of affairs, won momentary prestige. – The Wars Between England and America by T. C. Smith
  14. Even the momentary reflection of love is a good thing; at least, it is better than to know nothing of it. – Paul Patoff by F. Marion Crawford
  15. It is a sort of auto- hypnotism in which the patient's train of thought is interrupted by a momentary or longer hypnotic state the causes of which can be traced. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  16. Anna was in no momentary hurry to run in now. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  17. After the momentary pause he lifted his head. – Mary Gray by Katharine Tynan
  18. It was only a momentary idea. – In Her Own Right by John Reed Scott
  19. " I trust so," murmured Jaqueline, raising her eyes and casting a momentary glance at him. – The Lily of Leyden by W.H.G. Kingston
  20. It was only momentary but it thrilled him as with an electric shock. – Idle Hour Stories by Eugenia Dunlap Potts