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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PRESENT

Her house is the only one in all Greece where women are allowed to be present at entertainments.

But nevertheless he could not leave it behind since it was for this he had incurred his present peril.

At the same time I will carry him some berries as a present.

At present it was dark and weather-beaten, and in a general state of neglect.

Mr. Paine and his daughter were present, and Halbert Davis also.

You are welcome to all the comfort you can find in your present situation.

But for the knowledge that he was a prisoner, Robert would have enjoyed his present situation.

He had seen his uncle present himself to the Cardinal at Cawood Castle.

When you kill off all your present army, you must git up a draft.

The present, so, was more than any possible future, how dire soever it might be.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "existing at the time," from Old French present "evident, at hand, within reach;" as a noun, "the present time" (11c., Modern French présent) and directly from Latin praesentem (nominative praesens) "present, at hand, in sight; immediate; prompt, instant; contemporary," from present participle of præesse "be before (someone or something), be at hand," from prae- "before" (see pre-) + esse "to be" (see essence). Meaning "being there" is from mid-14c. in English. As a grammatical tense, recorded from late 14c.

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