⇒ ■ the murderer is present in this room
⇒ ■ the present topic,
⇒ ■ the present author
⇒ ■ present help is at hand
"Look to this dayFor it is life, the very life of life"[The Sufi]
"For present joys are more to flesh and bloodThan a dull prospect of a distant good"
"Ah, fill the cup: - what boots it to repeatHow time is slipping underneath our feet;Unborn tomorrow, and dead yesterday,Why fret about them if today be sweet!"
"Presents, I often say, endear Absents"
"There is no time like the present"
⇒ ■ to present a play
⇒ ■ he presented a brave face to the world
⇒ ■ she presented a proposal for a new book
⇒ ■ to present a problem
⇒ ■ to present a prize
⇒ ■ to present a university with a foundation scholarship
⇒ ■ to present one's compliments
⇒ ■ to present a bill
⇒ ■ the actor presented Hamlet as a very young man
⇒ ■ she presented with postnatal depression
⇒ ■ she presents well in public,
⇒ ■ he presents as harmless but has poisoned his family
See present oneself
The red waistcoat was an early birthday present , followed by others on the actual day.LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR (2001)
The last time most of those present had been gathered together in the Centre, Councillor Steel had been murdered.CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEAD (2001)
Alternatives did not immediately present themselves to Voss.THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS (2002)