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Origin of split second
OTHER WORDS FROM split secondsplit-sec·ond, adjective
Words nearby split second
Example sentences from the Web for split second
The larger meaning of what he was saying hung in the air for a split-second.The End of Truthiness: Stephen Colbert’s Sublime Finale|Noel Murray|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For whatever reason, these are how these split-second decisions are made.Emmys 2013: Jeff Daniels on Will’s Finest ‘Newsroom’ Season 1 Moments|Jeff Daniels|August 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The wrong approach was to end this kid's employment, and maybe his career, over a split-second mistake.North Dakota Television Station Fires Brand-New Anchor Over Accidental On-Air Profanity|Megan McArdle|April 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Without examining our split-second judgments and unfounded assumptions, we are destined to repeat our most shameful actions.
Squarely on the stud-complex toward which its fist had been aimed a split-second before.A Gift For Terra|Fox B. Holden
There was a split-second when I thought it was the end of me.Wandl the Invader|Raymond King Cummings
In the split-second it took Hunter to free himself from the torn jacket, Young swung the scalpel again.The Cartels Jungle|Irving E. Cox, Jr.
I staggered back, wiping my cut mouth, in a split-second juggling possibilities.The Door Through Space|Marion Zimmer Bradley
Slammed over against the bar, Lamb had a split-second glimpse of it.
British Dictionary definitions for split second
adjective split-second (prenominal)
Idioms and Phrases with split second
An instant, a fraction of a second, as in Our best swimmer came in a split second before theirs. This expression alludes to a stop watch that has two second hands, one above the other, for timing more than one athlete or intervals of a race by a single athlete. Each hand can be stopped independently of the other, so a second can be “split” when one second hand stops a fraction of a second after the other. [c. 1880]