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Definition of Momentary


  1. Done in a moment; continuing only a moment; lasting a very short time; as, a momentary pang.

Momentary Quotations

The figure a poem makes. It begins in delight and ends in wisdom... in a clarification of life - not necessarily a great clarification, such as sects and cults are founded on, but in a momentary stay against confusion.
Robert Frost

Passion is momentary; love is enduring.
John Wooden

When thou art above measure angry, bethink thee how momentary is man's life.
Marcus Aurelius

There is a lot to say about what Bikini Kill and other 'riot grrrl' bands were able to achieve when they first set out. They were not some momentary, convulsive, creative spasm of independent music. There was a very real, relevant point of view being expressed.
Henry Rollins

Praise or blame has but a momentary effect on the man whose love of beauty in the abstract makes him a severe critic on his own works.
John Keats
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Momentary Translations

momentary in Dutch is kortstondig
momentary in Italian is momentaneamente
momentary in Swedish is kortvarig

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