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[moh-muh nt-lee] /ˈmoʊ mənt li/
with every moment; from moment to moment.
for a moment; momentarily.
at any moment; momentarily.
Origin of momently
First recorded in 1670-80; moment + -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • For two more days I worked, crushed by a gloom that momently intensified.

    The Trail of '98

    Robert W. Service
  • He cursed the pack he carried on his back, which momently grew heavier.

    The Trail of '98

    Robert W. Service
  • And Alan gazed upon her with an awe which momently increased.

    Rookwood William Harrison Ainsworth
  • He felt that he was watched—he felt that he was in momently peril.

    Ernest Maltravers, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • momently she awaited the touch of Clare's hand upon her shoulder.

    Regiment of Women Clemence Dane
  • And momently there was upon them a chill as of the winter-death.

    The Stars in the Pool Edna Kingsley Wallace
  • A roar of water, momently increasing, marked the slow rise of the barrier.

    The Riverman Stewart Edward White
  • Perhaps it was a married pair, and their approach might be momently expected.

    Arthur Mervyn Charles Brockden Brown
  • The train was already moving, but they momently recognised each other, and Harold smiled—his own frank affectionate smile.

    Olive Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • Thus prepared for battle, we momently expected to hear the war-whoop.

Word Origin and History for momently

1670s, "moment to moment," from moment + -ly (2). Meaning "at any moment" is from 1775.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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