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
Alternatives did not immediately present themselves to Voss.THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS (2002)
At present there is a definite upsurge in new shops opening, complementing existing supermarkets.Glasgow Herald (2001)
He will then present his findings to the board members on Tuesday.Irish Times (2002)
Television contracts are also being re-negotiated at present with SKY television's deal also running out at the end of the 2002 season.Glasgow Herald (2001)
The Garda Commissioner, Mr Pat Byrne, and local representatives will also be present.Irish Times (2002)
The hour for inoculation was 11 a. m. and Pasteur himself was always present.THE MEDICAL MYSTERIES E-OMNIBUS (2001)
The interior is one of the loveliest in London, even in its present discoloured state.Country Life (2004)
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)
The red waistcoat was an early birthday present , followed by others on the actual day.LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR (2001)