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1For a very short time.‘as he passed Jenny's door, he paused momentarily’
briefly, temporarily, fleetingly, for a moment, for a second, for an instant, for a minute, for a little whileView synonyms
- ‘Under the early afternoon sun, she closed her eyes momentarily in a vain attempt to contain her anguish.’
- ‘Quicky I grabbed the bag and held it tight hoping to momentarily fill my void.’
- ‘They momentarily suspend the action and draw attention to the writing process behind the story.’
- ‘What I actually saw left me momentarily confused, unable to distinguish between fantasy and reality.’
- ‘I was momentarily distracted by the latest item of spam in my inbox.’
- ‘His words hit me like blow to the stomach, and I was momentarily speechless.’
- ‘A tall, strong, handsome woman, she looks momentarily lost and vulnerable.’
- ‘And I may have momentarily gone onto two wheels at a couple of roundabouts.’
- ‘Jane paused momentarily, caught up in shock at both her own mistake and at Mr. Collins's harsh reaction.’
- ‘It meant that my chores were momentarily forgotten and I was free to roam about with my friends.’
- ‘He said Mitchell paused only momentarily before crossing the central reservation.’
- ‘Let's just hope we've only momentarily lost sight of what really is.’
- ‘She was reversing out of the drive and left the car momentarily, possibly to close the garage, when the thieves struck.’
- ‘The teenager then tried to run outside but had his way momentarily blocked by the bank's automatic doors.’
- ‘It started on Friday mid-morning and stopped momentarily for an hour or two after midnight.’
- ‘I was getting ready to go call a cab, and paused momentarily to gaze at Gavin.’
- ‘Nevertheless, I was momentarily taken aback by this packaging revelation.’
- ‘He paused there momentarily, wondering if he should just say it and get it over with.’
- ‘But the full back momentarily lost his concentration and didn't seize the loose ball.’
- ‘The other activities going on behind the desk stopped momentarily and the staff glanced at one another in quiet suspicion.’
2North American At any moment; very soon.‘my husband will be here to pick me up momentarily’in a minute, in a second, in a trice, in a flash, shortly, any minute, any minute now, in a short time, in an instant, in the twinkling of an eye, in no time, in less than no time, in no time at all, before you know it, before longView synonyms
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