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the present


  1. the time being; now


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= now, today, the time being, here and now, this day and age, the present moment

Example Sentences Including 'the present'

Then he spent a moment wondering what to do about the present he had brought Jeanne.
Harcourt, Palma Double Deceit
It had been weird to hear the embassy guy talk about him in the present tense.
Hugo Wilcken THE EXECUTION (2002)
A brisk knock at the door jerked him, mercifully, back to the present.
Kippax, Frank The Scar


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