Definition of On the spur of the moment

1. Adverb. On impulse; without premeditation. "He made up his mind suddenly"

Exact synonyms: Suddenly



Definition of On the spur of the moment

1. Adverb. (idiomatic) On very short notice; spontaneously. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of On The Spur Of The Moment

on the record
on the right track
on the rise
on the road
on the rocks
on the ropes
on the run
on the same page
on the same wavelength
on the shelf
on the side
on the skids
on the sly
on the spectrum
on the spot
on the spur of the moment (current term)
on the square
on the street
on the table
on the take
on the tap
on the tip of one's tongue
on the toss of a coin
on the town
on the trot
on the turps
on the up
on the up-and-up
on the up and up
on the uptake

Literary usage of On the spur of the moment

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1. Suomalais-englantilainen sanakirja by Severi Alanne (1919)
"... act on the spur of the moment; ~ itsestään be a matter of course, be self- evident; — jotakuta follow (1. accompany 1. escort) a p.; ~ jonkun jäljessä ..."

2. Sketch of a New Esthetic of Music by Ferruccio Busoni (1911)
"Great artists play their own works differently at «ach repetition, remodel them on the spur of the moment, accelerate and retard, in a way which they could ..."

3. Revised Record of the Constitutional Convention of the State of New York by William H. Steele, Charles Elliott Fitch (1900)
"... which will stand for twenty years, should be very deliberative, and that we should do nothing on the spur of the moment that at any time we will regret? ..."

4. Personal Recollections of Werner Von Siemens by Werner von Siemens (1893)
"It was however difficult to do this on the spur of the moment. The brake, which we found on arriving at Bona on the cable-ship that already awaited us. ..."

5. The Sunday Magazine (1872)
"on the spur of the moment, I declined. For all my fine talk to Roger, I shrunk from the idea of entering one of those houses. I can only say, in excuse, ..."

6. A Reply to the Report of the Earl of Durham by Thomas Chandler Haliburton (1839)
"These Letters, written on the spur of the moment, first appeared in the Times Newspaper, and are now gathered into a Pamphlet to meet the wishes of many ..."

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