Definition of 'at present'
Example sentences containing 'at present'
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She must see more of him to understand his ways; at present she only felt they were agreeable. Emma (1815)I would not be chasing the oil sector at present; avoid. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I am well at present; the cancer has not made itself felt yet. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Companies with more than five members of staff are required to offer them, although at present they are not obliged to make any contribution themselves. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They will also have to be legally qualified; at present, some are doctors. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Its target is to have 20 per cent female apprentices, although at present the percentage is just half that. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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