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Synonyms for moment

a particular interval of time that is limited and often crucial

Synonyms for moment

at this time

having important effects or influence

a turning force produced by an object acting at a distance (or a measure of that force)

the n-th moment of a distribution is the expected value of the n-th power of the deviations from a fixed value

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It will be necessary, therefore, to wait for the moment when her passage in perigee shall coincide with that in the zenith.
question, "What place will the moon occupy in the heavens at the moment of the projectile's departure?
Despair overmastered his soul; he would not go on, he would go back to his hotel; he even turned and went the other way; but a moment after he changed his mind again and went on in the old direction.
When, with an air of mystery, she asked her visitor's name, he refused at first to answer, but in a moment he changed his mind, and left strict instructions that it should be given to Nastasia Philipovna.
Lady Middleton, though in the middle of a rubber, on being informed that Marianne was unwell, was too polite to object for a moment to her wish of going away, and making over her cards to a friend, they departed as soon the carriage could be found.
Then he came back and stood for a moment upon the rug in front of the fire, deep in thought.
Thomson stood for a moment deep in thought, then he turned away from the desk.
In a moment the slight tenement was completely full of people, whilst those who were unable to obtain admittance gazed at us through its open cane-work.
He never once opened his lips, but maintained his severe expression of countenance, without turning his face aside for a single moment.
For a moment her eyes roved wildly about the scene beneath her.
Finally, I shook the thing, hoping to recall it for a moment to rationality.
He reeled back with a shudder and the same moment the drops became a crimson cataract.
The young man walked by her side for a moment in silence.
And at that moment, there came a knock at the door.
Frou-Frou, excited and over-nervous, had lost the first moment, and several horses had started before her, but before reaching the stream, Vronsky, who was holding in the mare with all his force as she tugged at the bridle, easily overtook three, and there were left in front of him Mahotin's chestnut Gladiator, whose hind-quarters were moving lightly and rhythmically up and down exactly in front of Vronsky, and in front of all, the dainty mare Diana bearing Kuzovlev more dead than alive.