from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb From moment to moment.
  • adverb At any moment.
  • adverb For a moment.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • From moment to moment; every moment.

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

  • adverb For a moment.
  • adverb In a moment; every moment; momentarily.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb at any moment
  • adverb for an instant or moment


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From moment +‎ -ly.


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  • But, as the darkness came on, the throng momently increased; and, by the time the lamps were well lighted, two dense and continuous tides of population were rushing past the door.

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  • I suspect their water has frozen, and shall momently have to go and fill it up.

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  • It was not the habitual hotel omnibus which met us at the station, but a luxurious closed carriage commanded by an interpreter who intuitively opened our compartment door, and conveyed us dry and warm to our hotel, in every circumstance of tender regard for our comfort, during the slow, sidelong uphill climb to the city midst details of historic and romantic picturesqueness which the lightning momently flashed in sight.

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  • Ranges rose storm-blue and distinct, and seemed momently to be drawing nearer; for a cold wind was blowing, which promised rain.

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  • The houses that nestled on the slope were growing momently whiter; but the

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  • The news had to be told twice before it took proper hold of his attention, and even then he dwelt on it but momently.


  • There is a shining and most marvelous miracle of cloud-effects mirrored in the brook; a picture which began with perfection, and has momently surpassed it ever since, until at last it is almost unendurably beautiful ....

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  • This seemed so obvious that he could not dream of the Turks staying blind, though momently their dispositions ignored it.

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  • Supper, when it came, was as scrappy and as hurried as lunch had been: a class of working-men was momently expected, and Robby had just time to gulp down a cup of tea.

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