Definition of at present in English:

at present

phrase

  • Now.

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