“At the moment” and “for the moment” both refer to this present moment in time:
A: I’m looking for Mr. Pecker.
B: He is not here at the moment.
In this dialogue, Mr. Pecker is not present right now.
However, “for the moment” can also imply that something might change or become untrue at a later time.
She is satisfied with the arrangement for the moment.
This sentence suggests that she is satisfied for now, but she might become dissatisfied with the arrangement later.
Most commonly though, people use “at the moment” and “for the moment” interchangeably to mean the same thing.
He may not have a lot at the moment, but his sincerity made her say yes.
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