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Definition of Instant

Instant

  1. Pressing; urgent; importunate; earnest.
  2. Closely pressing or impending in respect to time; not deferred; immediate; without delay.
  3. Present; current.
  4. Instantly.
  5. A point in duration; a moment; a portion of time too short to be estimated; also, any particular moment.
  6. A day of the present or current month; as, the sixth instant; -- an elliptical expression equivalent to the sixth of the month instant, i. e., the current month. See Instant, a., 3.

Instant Quotations

In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.
Buddha

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?
Henry David Thoreau

False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade.
Christian Nestell Bovee

There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
Anais Nin

I'm sorry, it's true. Having children really changes your view on these things. We're born, we live for a brief instant, and we die. It's been happening for a long time. Technology is not changing it much - if at all.
Steve Jobs
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Instant Translations

instant in Afrikaans is rukkie, oomblik
instant in Dutch is moment, oogwenk, ogenblik, tel
instant in Finnish is hetki
instant in French is moment
instant in German is sofort, tafelfertig {m}, Augenblick {m}, Moment
instant in Italian is momento
instant in Portuguese is imediato
instant in Spanish is momentito, instante, momento

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