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presence

[ prez-uhns ]SEE DEFINITION OF presence

Synonyms for presence

  • existence
  • being
  • companionship
  • company
  • habitation
  • latency
  • occupation
  • omnipresence
  • potentiality
  • residence
  • subsistence
  • ubiety
  • ubiquity
  • whereabouts
  • inhabitance
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Antonyms for presence

  • absence
  • agitation
  • confusion
  • distance
  • distress
  • reality
  • upset
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PRESENCE

Philothea has glided from the apartment, as if afraid to remain in my presence.

"His countenance and his voice troubled me, like the presence of evil," answered Philothea.

If it please you, lady, my master bids me say he desires your presence.

But for the stranger's presence it would have been attended to two hours earlier.

As a foil to his austerity, therefore, she would be audaciously gay in his presence.

"It'll be the makings of the boy," he said to Mrs. Bines in her son's presence.

He no longer felt the presence of anything overt between them.

Not that in his presence she became vain or petty or jealous; that would have been impossible.

The oath taken in the presence of the people becomes a mutual covenant.

One cannot stand in this presence and be unmindful of the tremendous responsibility.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "fact of being present," from Old French presence (12c., Modern French présence), from Latin praesentia "a being present," from praesentem (see present (n.)). Meaning "carriage, demeanor, aspect" (especially if impressive) is from 1570s; that of "divine, spiritual, or incorporeal being felt as present" is from 1660s. Presence of mind (1660s) is a loan-translation of French présence d'esprit, Latin praesentia animi.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PRESENCE

air

noundistinctive quality or character; style

attendance

nounbeing present
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