momently

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From moment +‎ -ly.

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Adverb[edit]

momently (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) From moment to moment; continually. [from 16th c.]
    • 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, II.188:
      The silent Ocean, and the starlight bay, / The twilight glow, which momently grew less, / The voiceless sands, and dropping caves, that lay / Around them, made them to each other press [...].
    • 1835, Edgar Allan Poe, ‘King Pest’:
      Huge stones and beams falling momently from the decaying roofs above them, gave evidence, by their sullen and heavy descent, of the vast height of the surrounding houses […].
  2. (now literary) Momentarily; for a moment. [from 19th c.]