Definition of 'momentarily'
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He would momentarily look up to check the road but for 90 per cent of the time he was on his computer. The Sun (2016)She seems momentarily thrown by the question. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She pauses and looks momentarily very sad. The Sun (2012)He seems momentarily staggered at the suggestion. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She looks sad momentarily but then shrugs her shoulders. The Sun (2013)She looks momentarily panicked but stands her ground. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Or running into the car in front because you momentarily looked down to change the radio channel? The Sun (2010)She stops and looks momentarily aghast. The Sun (2013) Pause momentarily, then push yourself up. The Sun (2013)My opponent looks momentarily stunned, then miffed. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He pauses, momentarily reflecting on his attacker. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She looks momentarily nonplussed, then laughs. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Mir looked momentarily put out by this, but recovered quickly. KANDAHAR COCKNEY: A Tale of Two Worlds (2004)There were two famous wobbles, moments when the carefully constructed narrative seemed momentarily to escape his control. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)I paused my gloating momentarily to glance over my shoulder. Christianity Today (2000)But gloves have become the stylist's short cut to making an otherwise boring outfit look momentarily quite interesting on the catwalk. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Delays over her bathtub had occurred partly because the board prohibited whirlpool tubs, and partly because she had paused momentarily in revising her plans. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Last night, questioned about the continuing misgivings over his performances, he looked momentarily stunned but was then defiant. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Arriving for a hastily convened press conference, he was momentarily stunned by how few journalists were there, before the seats quickly filled up. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'momentarily'
British English: momentarily /ˈməʊməntərəlɪ; -trɪlɪ/ ADVERB
Momentarily means for a short time.
She paused momentarily.
- American English: momentarily
- Arabic: لِلَـحْظَةٍ
- Brazilian Portuguese: momentaneamente
- Chinese: 即刻
- Croatian: trenutačno
- Czech: krátce
- Danish: momentant
- Dutch: kortstondig
- European Spanish: momentáneamente
- Finnish: hetkeksi
- French: momentanément
- German: vorübergehend
- Greek: προς στιγμή
- Italian: momentaneamente
- Japanese: ちょっとの間
- Korean: 순간적으로
- Norwegian: hvert øyeblikk
- Polish: momentalnie
- European Portuguese: momentaneamente
- Romanian: momentan
- Russian: очень быстро
- Spanish: momentáneamente
- Swedish: för ett ögonblick
- Thai: ในเวลาอันใกล้
- Turkish: bir anlığına
- Ukrainian: миттєво
- Vietnamese: trong giây lát
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