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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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But although the moon passes her perigee every month, she does not reach the zenith always at exactly the same moment .
As to the sixth question, "What place will the moon occupy in the heavens at the moment of the projectile's departure?"
There was a moment, during this long, wretched walk back from the Petersburg Side, when the prince felt an irresistible desire to go straight to Rogojin's, wait for him, embrace him with tears of shame and contrition, and tell him of his distrust, and finish with it--once for all.
He stopped for a moment at the door; a great flush of shame came over him.
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.
The fox terrier, after a few moments' scratching at the door, resumed his place upon the rug and curled himself up to renewed slumber.
"Captain Granet will be with you in a few moments, sir," he announced.
He never once opened his lips, but maintained his severe expression of countenance, without turning his face aside for a single moment. Never before had I been subjected to so strange and steady a glance; it revealed nothing of the mind of the savage, but it appeared to be reading my own.
I started, for at the same moment this identical question was asked by the strange being before me.
Finally, I shook the thing, hoping to recall it for a moment to rationality.
The awful creature in my grasp mumbled inarticulately for a moment, then a sudden gleam of cunning shot into those hideous, close-set eyes.
"It is only for a moment and I know that I belong to you; but remember that you are not to strike till I give the signal."
The sub-editor scribbled in silence for a moment or two.
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.