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instant
01. She was too lazy to make herself a sandwich and salad, and decided to just have some [instant] soup.
02. The [instant] replay became a standard technique on television beginning in 1964.
03. The television became an [instant] success when it started in 1990.
04. When I saw my aunt, for an [instant] I thought it was my mother because they look very much alike.
05. At the very [instant] you phoned, I was thinking about you.
06. My girlfriend's parents seemed to take an [instant] dislike to me the first time I met them, and nothing I do can change that.
07. We bought some [instant] soup to take camping.
08. She refuses to drink [instant] coffee. She says it doesn't taste like real coffee.
09. Please phone me the [instant] you get home.
10. He was killed [instantaneously] when he broke his neck in a car accident.
11. Beginners use a special parachute which opens almost [instantaneously] after they jump out of the airplane.
12. Computer programs can give [instant] feedback to students as to whether their answers are right or wrong.
13. She hesitated only for an [instant] before beginning to sing.
14. You can get [instant] access to your bank account over the Internet.
15. World chess champion Gary Kasparov was recently beaten by a machine which was able to compute its moves almost [instantly].
16. My brother's friend crashed his car while driving home from a party, and was killed [instantly].
17. Quentin Tarentino has redefined the kung fu movie genre with his [instant] classic, "Kill Bill."
18. He flopped down on the bed, and fell asleep almost [instantly].
19. Bert Williams once noted that books had [instant] replay long before televised sports.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • instant — n Instant, moment, minute, second, flash, jiffy, twinkling, split second are comparable when they mean a particular point of time or a stretch of time of almost imperceptible duration. Instant and moment are often used interchangeably {to us …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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