Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) exact moment, very short time
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it happened in an instant/instantly
'Instant' is a word that can be used as a noun or an adjective. As an adjective, it means something immediate, urgent or pressing. "The use of video cameras will result in immediate ejection from the cinema."As a noun, 'an instant' refers to a short or precise period of time. 'I'll be with you in an instant." "For an instant, I thought she was going to fire me."
Social Examples (Basic)
I had no time to prepare for the rain. Itcame down in an instantand I got soaked!
I don't likeinstant coffee. The real thing tastes much better.
I listened to the presentation andI was instantly amazed. It was so interesting!
Professional Examples (Basic)
The reaction to the drug was instantaneous. There was an immediate result.
The effects of the algorithm will not be instant but rather it gathers information over a period of time.
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