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Add to that the DISH Anywhere app, and you have instant access to the program guide and the ability to record shows on the go.
The problem starts in that instant of electric mistrust when the cop reaches for his gun, or employs a homicidal chokehold.
The instant you are deemed a candidate for arrest, you become not so much a person as a “perp.”‘I Can’t Breathe!’ ‘I Can’t Breathe!’ A Moral Indictment of Cop Culture|Michael Daly|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One green-eyed man, nicknamed “Cai the Roman,” became an instant celebrity due to his decidedly Roman physical characteristics.
This powder can be shipped anywhere and then reconstituted—just add water, as if it were instant coffee.Powdered Measles Vaccine Could Be Huge for Developing World|Kent Sepkowitz|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In an instant the torrent had caught them in its whirling eddies, and they were so many separate atoms borne along on the flood.The Ward of King Canute|Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
"I thank you," said Johanna, and for an instant her pale face glowed with the same fire which had distinguished her father.A Noble Name|Claire Von Glmer
Slip it carefully on a hot dish and serve the instant it comes from the fire.The Story of Crisco|Marion Harris Neil
In an instant the whips ceased to fall and the man with the dead soul saw all the Earth before him—and understood.The City and the World and Other Stories|Francis Clement Kelley
"She's not well," the woman replied, with instant suspicion.The Three Black Pennys|Joseph Hergesheimer