psychological moment


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psychological moment

n.
The time at which the mental state of a person is most likely to produce a desired response.

psychological moment

n
the most appropriate time for producing a desired effect: he proposed to her at the psychological moment.
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Noun1.psychological moment - the most appropriate time for achieving a desired effect
moment, instant, minute, second - a particular point in time; "the moment he arrived the party began"
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That our principal movements were known to the First Born I could not have doubted, in view of the attack of the fleet upon us the day before, nor could the stopping of the pumps of Omean at the psychological moment have been due to chance, nor the starting of a chemical combustion within the one corridor through which we were advancing upon the Temple of Issus been due to aught than well-calculated design.
Astoa," Sheldon said, seizing the psychological moment, "I count three fella time.
But as we dropped into our places the Story Girl shot a significant glance at me which intimated that this was the psychological moment for introducing the scheme she and I had been secretly developing for some days.
And then he spoke--a minute sooner or a minute later might have made all the difference in the world to three lives --but chance stepped in and pointed out to Clayton the psychological moment.
With the natural cowardice of the Malay he feared this masterful American who never moved without a brace of guns slung about his hips; and it was at just this psychological moment that the doctor played into the hands of his subordinate, much to the latter's inward elation.
I know now what it was he had at the back of his head concerning the man who met with a bicycle accident at this psychological moment.
Thank goodness, a bee stung him at the psychological moment, and--Oh
This is the psychological moment to set your friends to work.
The psychological Moment," Councillor Mikulin insisted softly--very gravely--as if awed.

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