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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section VI. Time
2. Relative Time
1. Time with reference to Succession
 
118. Present Time.
 
  
NOUN:THE PRESENT TIME, the present day, the present moment, the present juncture, the present occasion; the times, existing time, time being; twentieth century; crisis, epoch, day, hour.
  age, time of life.
  
ADJECTIVE:PRESENT, actual, instant, current, nonce, latest, existing, that is.
  
ADVERB:AT THIS TIME, at this moment [See Instantaneity]; at the present time &c. n.; now, at present; at hand.
  at this time of day, to-day, now-a-days; already; even now, but now, just now; on the present occasion; for the time being, for the nonce; pro hâc vice [L.]; on the nail, on the spot; on the spur of the moment, on the spur of the occasion.
  UNTIL NOW; to this day, to the present day.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Upon this bank and shoal of time.—Hamlet
  2. Unborn To-morrow and dead Yesterday.—Omar Khayyám—Fitzgerald
  3. The present hour alone is man’s.—Johnson

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