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of the moment

Currently popular or of importance. The topic of the moment is whether the senator will try to distance himself from his brother's remarks. That color is really of the moment—you'll see it on a lot of runways this month.
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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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then the closure of the moment equations will be achieved automatically without any prior assumption about the particle size spectrum.
It is simply an attempt to examine and move closer to an objectification of the actual lived experience and thereby helps to provide new insights and ideas into phenomenal reality of the moment. Stern concludes; 'the results attest to the richness of the micro-momentary world of present moments' and suggests that the notion of a present moment as 'a world in a grain of sand' provides a tenable hypothesis.
Stern's here and now is the present moment that occurs in the heat and intensity of the presentness of the moment. Present moments that bring about insight and change in therapy are nonconscious.
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.
The spirit of the moment is evident in an incident at Fire Station No.
Bindings can be designed to release when the set of three moment components at the knee falls outside of the moment envelope.
Researchers are also determining the dependence of the moment envelopes at the knee and the force and moment envelopes at the bindings on individual characteristics, such as age, height, weight, leg strength, muscle fatigue time, skiing style, and skiing ability.
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 felt that the dirty things about life were not appearing, even though the new imagistic art of the moment made some claims to being closer to life than, say, post-Minimal art, or whatever was sensed to be "over" at the time.
The great burden of suffering is not simply the pain of the moment, but the isolation.
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.
Among them are the reworked return of the opening at Moment 16 (at the midpoint of the piece) and the increasingly developmental quality of the Moments after the introduction of the master set, particularly in the culminating Moments 2l to 22.