1 a very short period of time
“I see your problem,” said George after a moment’s reflection.
He paused for a few moments before giving his answer.
brief moment: For a brief moment their eyes met.
spare moment (=when you are not busy): He studied in every spare moment he could find.
for a few moments: They fell silent for a few moments as they drank their coffee.
for a moment: He leaned against me for a moment and sobbed.
a moment longer: She looked back at him a moment longer, then smiled.
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