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