2. RELATIVE TIME; Time with reference to succession

The Present Time.

[Antonyms: different time.]

[Nouns] the present time, the present, the present day, the present moment, the present juncture, the present occasion; the times, the existing time, the time being; today, these days, nowadays, our times, modern times, the twenty-first century, the new millennium; nonce, crisis, epoch, day, hour. age, time of life.

[Adjectives] present, actual, instant, current, existing, extant, that is; present-day, up-to-date, up-to-the-moment.

[Adverbs] at this time, at this moment [more]; at the present time; now, at present; at hand.

at this time of day, today, nowadays; already; even now, but now, just now; on the present occasion; for the time being, for the nonce; pro hac vice; on the nail, on the spot; on the spur of the moment, until now; to this day, to the present day.

[Phrases] "the present hour alone is man's" [Johnson].

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