Definition of Moment of truth

1. Noun. The moment in a bullfight when the matador kills the bull.

Group relationships: Bullfighting, Tauromachy
Generic synonyms: Instant, Minute, Moment, Second



2. Noun. A crucial moment on which much depends.
Generic synonyms: Instant, Minute, Moment, Second

Definition of Moment of truth

1. Noun. (idiomatic) A deciding instant; the time when a test determines or makes it apparent whether something will succeed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Moment Of Truth

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Literary usage of Moment of truth

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1. Power in Transition: The Peaceful Change of International Order by Charles Kupchan (2001)
"It is a moment of truth with regard to how deeply international legitimacy penetrates into the national powers that it is supposed to monitor. ..."

2. Living Buddhist Masters by Jack Kornfield (1998)
"Here comes that awful moment of truth. If the yogi is not perfectly establishing mindfulness of the principles, when liberating knowledge is offered to him ..."

3. The Power of Point-of-Purchase Advertising: Marketing at Retailby Robert Liljenwall by Robert Liljenwall (2004)
"Whether this event occurs in Prague, Paris, Los Angeles, or Mexico City, all three stakeholders in this moment of truth—the retailer, the brand marketer, ..."

4. Perspectives on Crime and Justice: 1996-1997 Lecture Series by James Q. Wilson, Peter Reuter, Mark H. Moore, Cathy S. Widom, Norval Morris (1998)
"From my point of view, labeling such mundane events as being put "on hold" when one calls to order a product as a moment of truth seems a little grandiose. ..."

5. The Philosophical System of Antonio Rosmini-Serbati by Antonio Rosmini (1882)
"Otherness or error, as cancelled, is itself a necessary moment of truth, which is only in so far as it makes itself its own result. ..."

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