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Definitions for presently
ˈprɛz ənt lipresent·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. soon, shortly, presently, before longadverb

    in the near future

    "the doctor will soon be here"; "the book will appear shortly"; "she will arrive presently"; "we should have news before long"

  2. presently, currentlyadverb

    at this time or period; now

    "he is presently our ambassador to the United Nations"; "currently they live in Connecticut"

Wiktionary

  1. presentlyadverb

    Immediately, at once; quickly.

  2. presentlyadverb

    Before long; soon.

  3. presentlyadverb

    At the present time; now; currently.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Presentlyadverb

    Etymology: from present.

    The towns and forts you presently have, are still left unto you to be kept either with or without garrisons, so as you alter not the laws of the country. Philip Sidney.

    I hope we may presume, that a rare thing it is not in the church of God, even for that very word which is read to be presently their joy, and afterwards their study that hear it. Richard Hooker, b. v. s. 2.

    To speak of it as requireth, would require very long discourse; all I will presently say is this. Richard Hooker, b. i. s. 10.

    Covetous ambition, thinking all too little which presently it hath, supposeth itself to stand in need of all which it hath not. Walter Raleigh, Essays.

    Tell him, that no history can match his policies, and presently the sot shall measure himself by himself. South.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Presentlyadverb

    at present; at this time; now

  2. Presentlyadverb

    at once; without delay; forthwith; also, less definitely, soon; shortly; before long; after a little while; by and by

  3. Presentlyadverb

    with actual presence; actually

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of presently in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of presently in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of presently in a Sentence

  1. Mark Esper:

    We presently have troops in a couple of cities that (are)located right near that area, the purpose is to deny access, specifically revenue to ISIS (Islamic State) and any other groups that may want to seek that revenue to enable their own malign activities.

  2. Pope Francis:

    As Christians we wish to contribute to resolving the ecological crisis which humanity is presently experiencing.

  3. John Locke:

    Tis a Mistake to think this Fault [tyranny] is proper only to Monarchies; other Forms of Government are liable to it, as well as that. For where-ever the Power that is put in any hands for the Government of the People, and the Preservation of their Properties, is applied to other ends, and made use of to impoverish, harass, or subdue them to the Arbitrary and Irregular Commands of those that have it: There it presently becomes Tyranny, whether those that thus use it are one or many.

  4. Donna Adler:

    However, the bill as presently written poses serious threats to constitutional protections of religious liberty, for churches, faith institutions and businesses run by people of faith.

  5. Derek Briggs:

    It was a large predator and it's a relatively advanced, highly evolved form, indicating that sea scorpions had a significant earlier history of which we presently have no evidence.

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