Definition of present-day in US English:



  • attributive Relating to the current period of time.

    ‘present-day technological developments’
    • ‘In the light of present-day circumstances, old-age homes have to be accepted as an option.’
    • ‘The present-day education system hardly resolves the prejudices against the victims.’
    • ‘There is much misunderstanding about present-day Palestine, some of it amounting to sheer ignorance.’
    • ‘The teachings of Jesus Christ are the reasons, basically, for present-day standards of behaviour.’
    • ‘Many people die with a minimum of discomfort and distress due to present-day medication and expert care services.’
    • ‘It is true that present-day river courses are not wholly natural.’
    • ‘But the ancients would hold their own if they could be given the benefits of present-day training and diet.’
    • ‘The present-day security employee has to meet a number of serious requirements.’
    • ‘Like most elderly folk I find the present-day world much more complicated than that of my early years.’
    • ‘The collapse of European fertility rates shows the force of present-day welfare state pressures.’
    • ‘For present-day society in the Arab nation that is not the case.’
    • ‘An important feature of present-day globalisation is the advent of a consumer credit society.’
    • ‘He was also a superb signwriter and used to teach it at the York School of Art in the same building as the present-day Art Gallery.’
    • ‘She said that a large proportion of present-day nurses are degree students who have spent more time in a classroom than on the wards.’
    • ‘Rarely has the church appeared so out of touch with present-day Scotland than it did during the cardinal's sermon.’
    • ‘We pity our forebears for the pain and suffering they endured along the way and revel in our comfortable present-day lives.’
    • ‘One of the few fascinations of present-day politics is the stark contrast between the Tory and Labour leaders.’
    • ‘Contemporary plays are also bound by the facts of present-day life.’
    • ‘Despite all the attractions of present-day living it is good to see the old traditions still strong in the area.’
    • ‘The film is a period thriller clearly intended to shed light on present-day problems.’
    current, present, contemporary, latter, latter-day, present-time, twenty-first-century, modern, latest, existing, extant, recent
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