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synonyms for defining moment

  • climax
  • critical moment
  • crunch
  • decisive moment
  • kairos
  • kairotic moment
  • loaded moment
  • moment of truth
  • point of no return
  • turning point
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How to use defining moment in a sentence

He was too drowsy to hold the thought more than a moment in his mind, much less to reflect upon it.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
They are very urgent questions; our sons and daughters will have to begin to deal with them from the moment they leave college.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
Her eyes, for a moment, fixed themselves with a horrid conviction of a wide and nameless treachery.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
The thought seemed to produce the dreaded object, for next moment a large hummock appeared right ahead.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
At this moment an extraordinary commotion began among the watches.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
The moment was an awkward one, and Cynthia wished madly that she had not been prompted to ask that unfortunate question.
THE BOARDED-UP HOUSEAUGUSTA HUIELL SEAMAN
From the moment that he touches the magical little hand, cousin George is eclipsed.
PHYSIOLOGY OF THE OPERAJOHN H. SWABY (AKA "SCRICI")
And she fell to scolding him in the way he usually loved,—but at the moment found less stimulating for some reason.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Never then was there a moment in which there was greater need for sane and serious thought.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
“You must leave this house this moment,” she cried, with a stamp, with gleaming eyes and very pale.
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