Examples of momentary in a Sentence
He experienced a momentary loss of consciousness.
the pain of the flu shot was only momentary
Recent Examples of momentary from the Web
Escobar maintained a momentary hot stretch, collecting another two hits and extending his hitting streak to six games.
At a time when Americans are divided on matters of criminal justice, the conviction last week of Martin Shkreli for securities fraud seemed a momentary unifying force.
His victory, combined with the cast’s high-energy performance on the Tonys broadcast, provided a momentary bump in ticket sales, with grosses peaking at $642,594 the week of June 18.
Algiers thus became a throw-weight in a momentary political struggle, played out against a larger backdrop of economic geography.
Longing, momentary satisfaction, disappointment and disillusionment followed in due course by a wary return to hope — Cook made the cycle of romantic experience seem not merely intelligible but intelligent.
And then: the whistling gust of wind; the momentary loss of consciousness; the sense of tumbling through space; the sounds of coughing, moaning; and the horrifying silence that followed.
On Wednesday night, the trip will come to a momentary pause for an outdoor screening of the latest episode of USA’s Suits (starring Prince Harry’s girlfriend, Meghan Markle, of course), in the center of the city.
Months after Snapchat went public in a momentary burst of investor exuberance, its stock is slumping.
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First Known Use of momentary
Synonymsbrief, deciduous, ephemeral, evanescent, flash, fleeting, fugacious, fugitive, impermanent, passing, short-lived, temporary, transient, transitory
Antonymsceaseless, dateless, deathless, endless, enduring, eternal, everlasting, immortal, lasting, long-lived, permanent, perpetual, timeless, undying, unending
Related Wordslittle, short, shortish; acting, interim, provisional, short-term
Near Antonymslifelong; continuing, durable, persistent; imperishable, indefectible, indestructible
Synonym Discussion of momentary
- a hotel catering primarily to transient guests
- fame in the movies is transitory
- many slang words are ephemeral
- my feelings of guilt were only momentary
- let a fugitive smile flit across his face
- fleeting moments of joy
- the story has an evanescent touch of whimsy that is lost in translation
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