the moment


: as soon as
The moment the cameras are turned off, he is able to relax.
Everything stops the moment she walks in the room.

Examples of the moment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Roberta Parks, a professor at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and an astronomy enthusiast, said the moment of totality will happen at 1:51 p.m. and last for two minutes. Sadie Lacicero,, 7 Apr. 2024 While the whole eclipse (partial to full to end) lasts a few hours, totality (the moment on truth) only lasts between 3-4 minutes. Eric Henderson, CBS News, 6 Apr. 2024 From the moment of liftoff, the documentary shows, there were questions about the impact of a piece of lightweight foam that peeled off the rocket launcher and hit the left wing of the reusable spacecraft, which had been on 27 previous missions. Stephen Battaglio, Los Angeles Times, 6 Apr. 2024 Nearly all of Whiteman’s family was there recording the moment and taking pictures. Amber Ferguson, Washington Post, 6 Apr. 2024 So the split between the United States and Israel that is obvious over Rafah in the moment, imminent over Lebanon for the spring and summer, and seemingly irreconcilable over annexation versus Palestinian independence in the long term becomes all the more cavernous as the aperture widens. Hussein Ibish, The Atlantic, 5 Apr. 2024 So consider focusing on being present in the moment to enjoy the celestial spectacle. The Npr Network, NPR, 4 Apr. 2024 Deep breathing exercises are something everyone can try and help both in the moment of the stressful encounter and after, for example, as is mindfulness meditation. Katia Hetter, CNN, 4 Apr. 2024 So, at least for the moment, DJT—Nasdaq’s Version—remains lucrative, even if its candidate counterpart remains just as much of a gamble. Philip Elliott, TIME, 4 Apr. 2024

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“The moment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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