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of the moment

popular or important now The weather has become India's biggest enemy of the moment.
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of the moment

Of importance at this time, as in The issue of the moment is dealing with our budget deficit. This expression gave rise in succeeding decades to the man of the moment, meaning "the most important person at this time," as in When Alan hit a home run and broke the tie, he was the man of the moment. [c. 1930]
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Some of the photographs of Guille standing alone (face hidden by a large flower, a golden wig, or her friend's head) also capture a tangible immersion in a moment, a withdrawal into an imagined self, the photo recording that self's own acknowledgement of the moment, eyes closed, yet acutely aware.
I mean, that was probably what Du Bois was getting with Banett Wendell at Harvard, these folks were the classics of the moment anyway, so that I think Du Bois was influenced by them.
But even the expanses of absolute darkness are inhabited by barely perceptible streaks that t urn out to be the folds of the curtain, and within the austerity of the image these folds maintain the possibility of a kind of voluptuousness (one might think of James Welling's photographs of folded fabric) that sustains the instantaneity of the moment and submits it to desire, that is, to narrative.
We need a Michelangelo of the moment who will be in tune with the times and also help us all to transcend the bounds of space and time to glimpse the true meaning of why we're here.
I don't think I'll ever let go of the moment,'' said McGwire, who momentarily watched the ball soar toward the stands, then lifted his massive arms triumphantly and exultantly as he began trotting around the bases.
Only Mark's gospel mentions the word door, yet for me that one word has become a symbol of the moment of decision that shaped the life of Jesus from then on.
The best way you can serve a magazine of the moment is to try and sort out the stuff that seems in some essential way to be significant and to represent the present.
The brand celebrates the way you live and love, from the big moments, to the small moments and all of the moments in between.
All of the moments recorded on the tour can be viewed on the aha moment website.