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"Warten auf ein augenblick," he said, summoning up all the German he knew.
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.
For example, in Kant, the human eye responds to the sublime in an augenblick, the blink of an eye.
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_.
_augenblick_, to bring Berlin and Vienna before him; to study the
_augenblick_, I saw in the background on one side the tilt of a wagon, and on the other the dim forms of horses.
a bottle of "Romané 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.
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