Others took a moment to snap photos with Razzie troupe members.
Boyle shot back without a moment's hesitation, “I was fine until that jacket walked in here.”
For a moment, the shadows are gone, replaced by a soft, warm light that seems to be saying: Never again.
Sharpton spoke of the moment they had all seen in the video when Pantaleo kept Garner in a headlock despite his pleas.
These particular verbal slaps do seem less than the moment requires.
I ask you to share with me today the majesty of this moment.
There was a moment's silence during which the three stared at the Elephant.
There was a moment's silence between the two in the kitchen, but the spell was broken.
Oscar stared and chewed his cigar and Jim smoked in silence for a moment.
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.