from one moment to the next

from one moment to the next

Quickly and/or suddenly. Rich is stable right now, but the doctor warned us that things could change from one moment to the next.
See also: moment, next, one
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It can be fun being spontaneous occasionally and not knowing what's going to happen from one moment to the next.
Depending on your mood, your thinking could change from one moment to the next, leaving you and others up in the air.
"Things will not change from one moment to the next, mentality will gradually change," he said, adding that further recycling campaigns are needed
Our thoughts are with them and their relatives, their loved ones, whose lives have been turned upside down from one moment to the next," the statement read.
"From one moment to the next, we heard a noise like an airplane falling out of the sky.
Katie was astounded to sight a reef octopus, a highly intelligent invertebrate who is a master of disguise, changing color for camouflage from one moment to the next. When Katie and Smudge surfaced, they found themselves in a small backyard pool, returning from an imaginary trip to the coral reef.
In this perspective, it is possible for the same person to pursue scientific research at one time and practice politics at some other time, just like I can play basketball on Monday and then volleyball on Thursday, or attend a funeral on Wednesday and a wedding on Thursday, or go to work on Friday and then go for a drink on Saturday--thus handling different social expectations from one moment to the next. As sociologists, we should think of science and politics as different activities just like basketball and volleyball are different sports.
Synopsis: Miles Rockefeller is a troubled young man who was raised in multiple foster homes and as a result has no patience for the folly of other people, surviving from one moment to the next by numbing himself to oblivion.
Wild price swings accompanied last week's heavy stock market losses, the worst weekly slump in years for indices in some countries, making it hard for investors to read the market with any degree of confidence from one moment to the next. ''Investors are breathing a sigh of relief after the torrid times last week,'' said Rebecca O'Keeffe, head of investment at Interactive Investor.
Instead, brain responses vary dramatically from one moment to the next and most importantly, the magnitude of this variability is a stable individual trait.
"From one moment to the next, sea temperatures rose, and winds that keep precipitation from reaching land subsided."
From one moment to the next you could find yourself flying up and down its steep streets on a historic double-decker tram, sailing aboard a junk ship enjoying the spectacular harbour views, or trekking across sprawling country parks.
Imminence is a cliff where I now skirt the edge, holding my breath, knowing that, from one moment to the next, the bell might ring and I'll rush into the pure presence of you, like a doe desirous of the speeding dart.
The other part is that the scale automatically adjusts to your body and your physical condition from one moment to the next.