wait/just a moment


used to tell someone to wait or to stop for a brief time
"Aren't you finished yet?" "Just a moment. I'm almost done."
Wait a moment—I don't understand.

Examples of wait/just a moment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Each portrait captured not just a moment, but a legacy—a testament to the impact these athletes have left on the game and the culture. Shelby Stewart, Essence, 18 Apr. 2024 But this was that chance to go back and re-experience that magic for just a moment, and that is such a gift to be able to do that. Dory Jackson, Peoplemag, 17 Apr. 2024 Apparently: The dream is to spend just a moment living with their lack of shame. Esther Zuckerman, Washington Post, 11 Apr. 2024 The ploy worked long enough to give the reconnaissance scouts time to make their way to a place near the Dong Nai River, where there was room for the Cobra to touch down for just a moment. Brian Murphy, Washington Post, 2 Feb. 2024 Then, for just a moment, the bear made eye contact with Marriott’s camera before returning to fish. Carlyn Kranking, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 Jan. 2024 This distinct difference in clothing showcases not just a moment to reflect on differences in socioeconomic statuses, but also what Hazel felt would impress Nigel’s family. Robyn Mowatt, Essence, 7 Dec. 2023 Accompanied by her daughter, Gay was elated to pose with guests but turned serious (for just a moment) on the carpet when the topic of castmate Monica Garcia was broached. Meredith Woerner, Variety, 30 Nov. 2023 Our special edition of THIS WEEK continues in just a moment. ABC News, 15 Oct. 2023

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Dictionary Entries Near wait/just a moment

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“Wait/just a moment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wait%2Fjust%20a%20moment. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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