in current English has much the same meanings as those given for momentarily, although its use is confined to literary contexts:

• She believes Alix will be there, and indeed momently she is —Margaret Drabble, 1987

• You acknowledged, however, momently,…that at least what I claim is true —A. S. Byatt, 1990.

Modern English usage. 2014.


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  • Momently — Mo ment*ly, adv. 1. For a moment. [1913 Webster] 2. In a moment; every moment; momentarily. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • momently — (adv.) 1670s, moment to moment, from MOMENT (Cf. moment) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). Meaning at any moment is from 1775 …   Etymology dictionary

  • momently — [mō′mənt lē] adv. Now Rare 1. from instant to instant; every moment 2. at any moment 3. for a single moment …   English World dictionary

  • momently — adverb /ˈməʊməntli/ a) From moment to moment; continually. 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 [ …   Wiktionary

  • momently — See momentarily, momently …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • momently — adverb Date: 1676 1. from moment to moment 2. at any moment 3. for a moment …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • momently — /moh meuhnt lee/, adv. 1. with every moment; from moment to moment. 2. for a moment; momentarily. 3. at any moment; momentarily. [1670 80; MOMENT + LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • momently — moment·ly || məʊmÊŠntlɪ adv. very soon, at any moment; momentarily, for a moment; gradually, progressively …   English contemporary dictionary

  • momently — adverb archaic or literary 1》 at every moment; continually. 2》 briefly …   English new terms dictionary

  • momently — ad. Momentarily, every moment …   New dictionary of synonyms

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