momentarily: for a moment (not in a moment)

I'm leaving momentarily means I'll be gone for a moment.

I'm leaving soon means I'm leaving in a moment.


  1. I can't stand the silly mis-use of momentarily, although it does provide a moment of slight hilaritly as one mentally pictures the person appearing for the blink of an eye before disappearing again.I blame the Americans but then again in America decent men wear suspenders, while here in Britain only pantomime judges do so.

  2. Re: visuals what about "The flight will be arriving momentarily" ?
    On board passengers dash off, others on the ground dash on, all in the blink of an eye. And the plane is off again ;-)


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