Definition of at present in US English:

at present


  • Now.

    ‘membership at present stands at about 5,000’
    • ‘Michael is in hospital at present and it is hoped that he will soon be back playing cards.’
    • ‘This is particularly dedicated to anyone who's going through a bit of a tough patch at present.’
    • ‘The main focus at present in the back to school theme that all school goers must face up to.’
    • ‘If granted, this would allow them to continue the centre's operations as at present.’
    • ‘I doubt that they are all deceased as they were all about my age and I am 70 at present.’
    • ‘At present there are 164 grammar schools, concentrated mainly in Kent and Yorkshire.’
    • ‘Petrol prices are very high at present and there have been calls for the government to act to reduce them.’
    • ‘In six years the landfill site will be full and at present there are no plans to dig up more countryside for this.’
    • ‘I would have to look out on to a car park, rather than the trees I see at present.’
    • ‘On the Dover-Calais route six ships will be operated compared with seven at present.’
    at the moment, just now, right now, at this time, at the present time, currently, presently, at this moment in time
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