A long moment passed before she was able to see him clearly.
Then the King had himself in hand again, and the moment passed.
Then the moment had passed and all was as before.
But the moment passed and he went on outside into the dark street.
A long moment passed before she could find her voice.
But she did not run into his arms and the moment passed.
A moment passed and nothing happened, so she opened her eyes.
A moment or two passed, then the door opened again.
They both knew the moment for a fight had passed.
After a moment or two had passed, the door opened.