Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being momentary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state or quality of being momentary; shortness of duration.

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  • noun The property of being momentary.

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Examples

  • The first flower assists in the development of a plot which is to enact the 'momentariness' of 'sympathy in choice.'

    Shakespeare Study Programs; The Comedies

  • "momentariness," as Phillips calls it, so dangerous in the hands of a commonplace painter, lends a peculiar fascination to many of

    Sir Joshua Reynolds A Collection of Fifteen Pictures and a Portrait of the Painter with Introduction and Interpretation

  • "All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music," wrote Walter Pater in The Renaissance, a collection of criticism that scandalized Oxford in the 1870s by its apparent advocacy of sensualism and momentariness.

    Are Facebook's Days Numbered?

  • "All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music," wrote Walter Pater in The Renaissance, a collection of criticism that scandalized Oxford in the 1870s by its apparent advocacy of sensualism and momentariness.

    Are Facebook's Days Numbered?

  • "All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music," wrote Walter Pater in The Renaissance, a collection of criticism that scandalized Oxford in the 1870s by its apparent advocacy of sensualism and momentariness.

    Are Facebook's Days Numbered?

  • I want to go just to immerse myself in the momentariness of Vegas at its best - after dark, when the shiny is bright and the worn dull edges of seediness and broken promises are hidden.

    Impressions From Las Vegas

  • One outcome of this state of affairs is that '[p] eople who come closest to the momentariness of movement are now the people who rule … Domination consists in one's … capacity to escape and the right to decide one's speed.'

    'Insomnia: A Cultural History'

  • The awful law of death, the impenetrable secret of the first cause, the fierce play of passion and universal distribution of pain, the momentariness of guilt and eternity of remorse, the anguish of bereavement that chokes and rends, the hopeless inner desolation which is the unbroken lot of myriads of the forlorn of the earth, — these ghostly things ever laying siege to the soul were known to a

    Voltaire

  • This distinction derives from the non-Gelug literal assertion of the momentariness of nonstatic phenomena.

    Fine Analysis of Objects of Cognition: Non-Gelug Presentation

  • This distinction derives from the non-Gelug literal assertion of the momentariness of nonstatic phenomena.

    Fine Analysis of Objects of Cognition: Gelug and Non-Gelug Presentations in Alternating Order

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