- the time being; now
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, the time being
, here and now
, this day and age
, the present moment
Word usage trends for “the-present”
Example Sentences Including 'the present'
Then he spent a moment wondering what to do about the present he had brought Jeanne.
It had been weird to hear the embassy guy talk about him in the present tense.
THE EXECUTION (2002)
A brisk knock at the door jerked him, mercifully, back to the present.