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  • "Warten auf ein augenblick," he said, summoning up all the German he knew.

    ...And Nail

  • But, like his more contemporary contemporaries, he doesn't always look straight at the camera, shifting in an augenblick from a deeply moving personal story to the more comfortable realm of the joke, the poke, and the coke.

    Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler: Catty on a Hot Tin Roof

  • For example, in Kant, the human eye responds to the sublime in an augenblick, the blink of an eye.

    Landscapes and Kodak

  • He might raise his eyebrows, or telegraph with his eyelids, but a certain note in that crisp, youthful-sounding voice, would reduce him to complete subjection, in what our German cousins call an _augenblick_.

    The Chauffeur and the Chaperon

  • _augenblick_, to bring Berlin and Vienna before him; to study the

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 55, No. 339, January, 1844

  • _augenblick_, I saw in the background on one side the tilt of a wagon, and on the other the dim forms of horses.

    Charge! A Story of Briton and Boer

  • a bottle of "RomanĂ© Conti;" without even the bother of waiters to change the dishes; a wish, a moment's shutting of the eyes -- _augenblick_! and it was done -- and then we could wait on each other.

    Peter Ibbetson

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