Boyle shot back without a moment's hesitation, “I was fine until that jacket walked in here.”
It felt like a moment that the clock of destiny was ticking towards from a long, long time back.
“For me, that moment [of decision] happened in prayer, very privately,” said Desirae.
Sharpton spoke of the moment they had all seen in the video when Pantaleo kept Garner in a headlock despite his pleas.
Do you have a moment that you're most proud of in your career?
I ask you to share with me today the majesty of this moment.
Philothea had listened so earnestly, that for a moment all other thoughts were expelled from her mind.
There was a moment's silence between the two in the kitchen, but the spell was broken.
They were apart from the others and for the moment unnoticed.
For a moment there was silence, for the joke had taken a tragic turn.
mid-14c., "very brief portion of time, instant," in moment of time, from Old French moment (12c.) "moment, minute; importance, weight, value" or directly from Latin momentum "movement, motion; moving power; alteration, change;" also "short time, instant" (also source of Spanish, Italian momento), contraction of *movimentum, from movere "to move" (see move (v.)). Some (but not OED) explain the sense evolution of the Latin word by notion of a particle so small it would just "move" the pointer of a scale, which led to the transferred sense of "minute time division." Sense of "importance, 'weight' " is attested in English from 1520s.
Phrase never a dull moment first recorded 1889 in Jerome K. Jerome's "Three Men in a Boat." Phrase moment of truth first recorded 1932 in Hemingway's "Death in the Afternoon," from Spanish el momento de la verdad, the final sword-thrust in a bull-fight.