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Please explain the meaning of "a moment in time" in the following sentence:

""But at last I had to leave you and start my new life... a moment in time that last forever. I now have children. ...."

Thanks a lot.
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Hi,

'A moment in time' is normally used to refer to a particular period of time that is usually short. eg

I looked into her eyes. Then I kissed her. I turned and left forever. The kiss was a moment in time that I will never forget.

Now let's look at this. ""But at last I had to leave you and start my new life... a moment in time that last forever. I now have children. ...." perhaps the tense here should be 'will last'.

I think the moment in time here most likely refers in some way to either the brief time the writer spent with 'you', or to the moment of leaving 'you'. It's not explicit in the words you have supplied, but perhaps more context would make it clearer.

Best wishes, Clive
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Thanks Clive,

Your explanation and your example help me understand the phrase "a moment in time" clearly so I can translate it into my language easily. Thanks.