"instants" in the noun sense
1. blink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling, wink, New York minute
a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat
"if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"
2. moment, minute, second, instant
a particular point in time
"the moment he arrived the party began"
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