psychological moment

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psychological moment

n.
The time at which the mental state of a person is most likely to produce a desired response.
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The psychological Moment," Councillor Mikulin insisted softly--very gravely--as if awed.
He knew the precise psychological moment when to say nothing.
It was expedient to hold a large reserve and wait for the psychological moment that was being prepared by the shrieking shrapnel.
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