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Definition of Present

  • Being at hand, within reach or call, within certain contemplated limits; -- opposed to absent.
  • Now existing, or in process; begun but not ended; now in view, or under consideration; being at this time; not past or future; as, the present session of Congress; the present state of affairs; the present instance.
  • Not delayed; immediate; instant; coincident.
  • Ready; quick in emergency; as a present wit.
  • Favorably attentive; propitious.
  • Present time; the time being; time in progress now, or at the moment contemplated; as, at this present.
  • Present letters or instrument, as a deed of conveyance, a lease, letter of attorney, or other writing; as in the phrase, “ Know all men by these presents,” that is, by the writing itself, “ per has literas praesentes; ” -- in this sense, rarely used in the singular.
  • A present tense, or the form of the verb denoting the present tense.
  • To bring or introduce into the presence of some one, especially of a superior; to introduce formally; to offer for acquaintance; as, to present an envoy to the king; (with the reciprocal pronoun) to come into the presence of a superior.
  • To exhibit or offer to view or notice; to lay before one's perception or cognizance; to set forth; to present a fine appearance.
  • To pass over, esp. in a ceremonious manner; to give in charge or possession; to deliver; to make over.
  • To make a gift of; to bestow; to give, generally in a formal or ceremonious manner; to grant; to confer.
  • Hence: To endow; to bestow a gift upon; to favor, as with a donation; also, to court by gifts.
  • To nominate to an ecclesiastical benefice; to offer to the bishop or ordinary as a candidate for institution.
  • To nominate for support at a public school or other institution .
  • To lay before a public body, or an official, for consideration, as before a legislature, a court of judicature, a corporation, etc.; as, to present a memorial, petition, remonstrance, or indictment.
  • To lay before a court as an object of inquiry; to give notice officially of, as a crime of offence; to find or represent judicially; as, a grand jury present certain offenses or nuisances, or whatever they think to be public injuries.
  • To bring an indictment against .
  • To aim, point, or direct, as a weapon; as, to present a pistol or the point of a sword to the breast of another.
  • To appear at the mouth of the uterus so as to be perceptible to the finger in vaginal examination; -- said of a part of an infant during labor.
  • Anything presented or given; a gift; a donative; as, a Christmas present.
  • The position of a soldier in presenting arms; as, to stand at present.
  • a verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking
  • something presented as a gift
  • the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech
  • bring forward and present to the mind
  • recognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation; assume a prescribed position
  • cause to come to know personally
  • formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc.
  • deliver (a speech, oration, or idea)
  • present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize
  • represent abstractly, for example in a painting, drawing, or sculpture
  • perform (a play), especially on a stage
  • give an exhibition of to an interested audience
  • give as a present; make a gift of
  • give, especially as an honor or reward
  • hand over formally
  • introduce
  • temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration
  • being or existing in a specified place

How to use present in a sentence. Present pronunciation.

He had come in a Quaker suit of black broadcloth, with grey steel buttons, and a plain white stock; and he wore his broad-brimmed hat-to the consternation of the British Consul-General and the Europeans present, to the amazement of the Turkish and native officials, who eyed him keenly.
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What his object was in summoning David for an hour when all the court and all the official Europeans should be already present, remained to be seen.
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Kaid addressed his conversation again and again to David, asking questions put to disconcert the consuls and other official folk present, confident in the naive reply which would be returned.
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He was now set to see what sort of match this intellect could play, when faced by the inherent contradictions present in all truths or the solutions of all problems.
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Sitting at table, Nahoum alone of all present had caught David's arrested look, and, glancing up, had seen the girl's face at the panel of mooshrabieh, and had seen also over her shoulder the face of his brother, Foorgat Bey.
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The quarters of the Chief Eunuch separated the suite from the harem, and Mizraim, the present Chief Eunuch, was a man of power in the Palace, knew more secrets, was more courted, and was richer than some of the princes.
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Thus was that day linked with the present, thus had a blow struck in punishment of the wrong done the woman at the crossroads been repeated in the wrong done the girl who had just left him.
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She felt the everlasting indignity behind the quiet, youthful eyes, the determined power of the man; but she saw also that, for the present, the course Nahoum suggested was the only course to take.
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This is ten thousand titles each to one hundred million readers, which is only about 4% of the present number of computer users.
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This present day is publish'd.
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Advertised also in the 'Daily Courant' for January 20, 1704, under the heading "This present day is publish'd" and in the same paragraph with the advertisement of 'A Representation', was another short pamphlet, 'Some Thoughts Concerning the Stage in a Letter to a Lady'.
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And is not the dangerous and expensive War we are engaged in, together with the present Posture of Affairs, a sufficient Reason for this, tho' the Play-Houses were less mischievous to the Nation than they are?
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I do not see how any Person pretending to Sobriety and Virtue, and especially to the pure and holy Religion of our Blessed Saviour; can, without great Guilt and open Contradiction to his Holy Profession, be present at such Lewd and Immodest Plays, much less frequent them, as too many do, who would yet take it very ill to be shut out of the Communion of Christians, as they would most certainly have been in the first and purest Ages of Christianity.
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Series I, no. 3-John Gay's THE PRESENT STATE OF WIT and a section on wit from THE ENGLISH THEOPHRASTUS.
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At present we offer a minimum of six issues annually.
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It has seemed desirable that for the Second Year we should continue the present series (on Wit, on Poetry and Language, and on the Stage).
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Send us your suggestions for items in these or in the present series.
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I told Col. Whitman, in times past, that the neighborhood of Dayton (Nevada) betrayed no present or previous manifestations of a ligneous foundation, and that hence I had no confidence in his lauded coal mines.
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As soon as they had finish'd their Encounter, her Husband that he might appear like what he Personated, seem'd well Satisfied and made her a Present of a Guinea; and so withdrew without Discovery.
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In two or three days after, he comes again and buys half a dozen Silver Spoons and Forks, and then brought some peaches to his Mistress and presents her with them; and a Week after buys some other odd things; and still brought something or other which he presented to his Mistress; who always look'd upon it as the Effect of his good-nature, and Affable Temper, and had no apprehension of his being her humble Servant.
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Examples of Present

Example #1
They themselves wore red tarbooshes, as did the Prince; yet all of them knew that the European custom of showing respect was by doffing the hat.
Example #2
He drew himself up with dignity, his face became graver.
Example #3
As David entered, Kaid was busy receiving salaams, and returning greeting, but with an eye to the singularly boyish yet gallant figure approaching.
Example #4
Now, with amusement in his eyes, Prince Kaid watched David coming up the great hall.
Example #5
For there was a keen truthfulness in the young man's words which, however suave and carefully balanced, however gravely simple and tactful, left no doubt as to their meaning.
Example #6
Many had heard of David, a few had seen him, and now all eyed with inquisitive interest one who defied so many of the customs of his countrymen; who kept on his hat; who used a Mahommedan salutation like a true believer; whom the Effendina honoured-and presently honoured in an unusual degree by seating him at table opposite himself, where his Chief Chamberlain was used to sit.