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[ˈməʊmənt]
noun [C]
1) a particular point in time when something happens
At that moment there was a knock on the door.[/ex]
Ellie had never really given it much thought up until that moment.[/ex]
This is the proudest moment of my career.[/ex]
2) a very short period of time
A moment later Jane had completely disappeared.[/ex]
He paused for a moment before giving his answer.[/ex]
3) a short period of time when you have the opportunity to do something
As he stood up, James knew his big moment had arrived.[/ex]
I saw he was alone and seized the moment.[/ex]
She waited until the last possible moment to cancel her flight.[/ex]
any moment (now) — very soon[/ex]
They should be here any moment now.[/ex]
at the moment — now[/ex]
They're very upset and don't want to talk at the moment.[/ex]
for the moment — at the present time, but possibly not in the future[/ex]
I thought it was best to say nothing about it for the moment.[/ex]
have its/your moments — 1) to have some good periods or parts[/ex]
Although the film has its moments, it's not really worth seeing.[/ex]

— 2) to sometimes have problems or cause trouble

in a moment — used for telling someone that you will do something very soon[/ex]
'Come and see this.' 'In a moment.'[/ex]
just / wait a moment — 1) used for telling someone that you will do something very soon[/ex]
'Can you give me a hand?' 'Just a moment.'[/ex]

— 2) used for asking someone to give you their attention for a short time

Just a moment, I want to ask you something.[/ex]
the moment (that) — as soon as[/ex]
The moment he said that, everything became clear to me.[/ex]
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