from one moment to the next

idiom

: very quickly as time passes
The weather kept changing from one moment to the next.

Examples of from one moment to the next in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The clip showed how Grande’s voice went from low to high from one moment to the next. Armando Tinoco, Deadline, 10 July 2024 Skies like these can change from one moment to the next. Mary Gilbert, CNN, 5 Apr. 2024 That's partly because of the sheer number of grains of sand in even a small pile, each of which will interact with several of its immediate neighboring grains simultaneously—and those neighbors shift from one moment to the next. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 26 Dec. 2023 What’s more, outputs can vary unpredictably from one moment to the next. Gary Marcus, IEEE Spectrum, 6 Jan. 2024 Because the sequence begins at night and ends at dawn, Indy’s smirk might require a dash less shadow from one moment to the next, but that tweak could introduce a sheen that highlights new creases and makes the smirk read as a frown. Will Bedingfield, WIRED, 7 July 2023 Having that routine and knowing what’s going to happen from one moment to the next is incredibly calming and reassuring for kids. Ashley Soebroto, BostonGlobe.com, 9 Feb. 2023 Consciousness flows easily and naturally from one moment to the next with a single, unified, coherent narrative. Michael S Gazzaniga, Discover Magazine, 29 Feb. 2012 The engineering team places most of the emphasis on transitions and blending, so from one moment to the next, there aren't any real hard stops that might give away the animatronic figure's true robot identity, effectively breaking up the experience. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 16 Apr. 2021

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“From one moment to the next.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/from%20one%20moment%20to%20the%20next. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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