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1. From moment to moment.
2. At any moment.
3. For a moment.
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(ˈmoʊ mənt li)

1. from moment to moment.
2. for a moment.
3. at any moment.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.momently - for an instant or momentmomently - for an instant or moment; "we paused momentarily before proceeding"; "a cardinal perched momently on the dogwood branch"
2.momently - at any momentmomently - at any moment; "she will be with you momently"
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I fancied that each shadow, as the sun descended lower and lower, separated itself sullenly from the trunk that gave it birth, and thus became absorbed by the stream; while other shadows issued momently from the trees, taking the place of their predecessors thus entombed.
She floated again from out the light and into the gloom (which deepened momently) and again her shadow fell from her into the ebony water, and became absorbed into its blackness.
But, as the darkness came on, the throng momently increased; and, by the time the lamps were well lighted, two dense and continuous tides of population were rushing past the door.
And here, long, amid the momently increasing confusion, did I persist in my pursuit of the stranger.
The sport grew in interest momently. Soon Tom said that they were interfering with each other, and neither getting the fullest benefit of the tick.
When we judged we had gone half a mile, we momently expected to see the guide; but no, he was not visible anywhere; neither was he waiting, for the rope was still moving, consequently he was doing the same.
This contrast, or intermingling of tragedy with mirth, happens daily, hourly, momently. The gloomy and desolate old house, deserted of life, and with awful Death sitting sternly in its solitude, was the emblem of many a human heart, which, nevertheless, is compelled to hear the thrill and echo of the world's gayety around it.
Me and Mrs Boffin stood the poor girl's friend; me and Mrs Boffin stood the poor boy's friend; me and Mrs Boffin up and faced the old man when we momently expected to be turned out for our pains.
I watched her for nearly half-an-hour: during all that time she never turned a page, and her face grew momently darker, more dissatisfied, and more sourly expressive of disappointment.
Polysyllabic words come in for comparable treatment: we are told to stress "-mer" in "dulcimer," to make it iambic, and "ly" in momently, not once but twice (19, 24).
The wind continues north East & and we momently expect to hear the departure of the Britons from Newport.
As Moses Michael Hays had written in his undated letter to Judah Hays, his choice of a penultimate word negating the power of the very admonition he was issuing, "You will find traps, snares, and allurements, momently; avoid them ...