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split second

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsplit secondˌsplit ˈsecond noun   a split secondsplit-second adjective It was a technique which required split-second timing.
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split secondUnbelievably, for a split second, he was sure he saw a look of relief on the face of Nell Anderson.For a split second, it took the oxygen out of the air.For a split second, she struggled.In a split second of surprised immobility, Grant saw the deadly muzzle come to bear on him.Thus the advance is made a split second after discerning the opponent's attack.A split second latter he claps his hand to his eye and wipes himself.It occurred to him, in that split second, to let it fall.
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