from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Occurring or made hastily on impulse: a spur-of-the moment choice.
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- adj. Spontaneous; impromptu.
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- adj. in response to an unforeseen need
To McCreath, 40 was a chance to step back in time "to our old life of minimal responsibility and spur-of-the-moment travel and staying out late and eating and drinking anything we like."
In my case, I was very lucky to say yes to a spur-of-the-moment dinner invitation, where I met MJ Rose, an amazingly generous author, who introduced me to Writer's House and my agent, Amy
This pompous spur-of-the-moment phrase plays over and over in his mind, a rebuke.
It cuts the packaging overhead and it renders hacking together simple spur-of-the-moment apps possible.
The actual techno-save was a bit goofy and spur-of-the-moment, but the sacrificial element was great, because it's pointing out that ... he's not like everyone else.
Perhaps it was to ameliorate their disappointment that Mr. Bieber apparently decided to make an unscripted, spur-of-the-moment visit to his fans outdoors, just behind the stage.
It was rather spur-of-the-moment and we snagged the last two tickets on the thirty-minute "taste of Zeppelin" trip from Moffat Field to Stanford and back.
But on top of the the fanatical, nee maniacal, pursuit of the 1,667 word daily goal forces most of us to make silly, spur-of-the-moment choices.
(Not to mention that as foot traffic in the store increases, so do spur-of-the-moment purchases.)
Throwing away a season ticket is usually a spur-of-the-moment decision, so kudos to the FC Basel and FC Luzern fans for thinking ahead before a match between their sides in 2010.
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