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Old Jul 29 2008, 08:13 AM   #40

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It's just an indefinitely short length of time, but bear in mind that an author has the power to choose her words, and a good author will do so wisely and pick the most succinct and accurate ones. In this case, I don't think we'd be too far of the mark to interpret 'moments' as longer than seconds, but shorter than minutes. If she meant seconds, she'd have said seconds. If she meant minutes, well...

Anareth is clearly far more patient than I am - I just don't see moments > minutes in a descriptive passage. ["I'll be with you in a mo", on the other hand, is far more stretchable. The ideal is less than a minute; the reality generally somewhat longer.]
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