Definition of instant:
- A day of the present or current month; as, the sixth instant; - an elliptical expression equivalent to the sixth of the month instant, i. e., the current month. See Instant, a., 3.
- A point in duration; a moment; a portion of time too short to be estimated; also, any particular moment.
- Closely pressing or impending in respect to time; not deferred; immediate; without delay.
- Present; current.
- Pressing; urgent; importunate; earnest.
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- circumstance (part of speech: noun)
- timelessness (part of speech: noun)
- now (part of speech: noun)
- "Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in California with Other Sketches; To Which Is Added the Story of His Attempted Assassination by a Former Associate on the Supreme Bench of the State", Stephen Field; George C. Gorham.
- "Marie", Alexander Pushkin.
- "The Mystery of The Barranca", Herman Whitaker.