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Just a Moment

Odd Words, Even Numbers devotes quite a few pages to the words of time.

Spare a moment also for the word moment, the dictionary definition of which is “a very short period of time”. As with so-called “Empty Numbers” discussed in Chapter 15, moment does not carry with it any indication of a specific interval of time. Indeed, the Oxford English Dictionary defines it as a portion of time...


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