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an unguarded moment

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishan unguarded momentan unguarded momentATTENTION#a time when you are not paying attention to what you are doing or saying In an unguarded moment, he admitted that he wanted to quit his job. unguarded
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an unguarded momentAs he stepped to one side, Christina had a clear view of Stephen's face in an unguarded moment.Had his anti-female attitude been weakened during an unguarded moment?The only human explanation was that one of us had said something in an unguarded moment.You caught him at an unguarded moment.In an unguarded moment, he admitted taking the file.
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