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Definition of "split-second" [split-second]

  • The nick of time; a brief moment. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "split-second" in a sentence
  • "When Harper reached the beginning of the trees, everything began to happen in what, had he survived, he would have described as a split-second flash."
  • "Seeking to transform her secondary experience of the depicted events into something more authentic, Garnett culls photographs of military explosions from online sources, reconstituting the harrowing, split-second images using traditional oil paint and canvas."
  • "She takes my hand and begins pulling me away from the mirror, I resist for a split-second just to take myself in one last time, confirming the symmetry of my shirt, tie, dress pants—the whole ensemble."