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for the present


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  • adv. for now

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. for the tine being; temporarily.


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  • Rising as he spoke Mr. Button led the way back to the piazza and Fred was convinced that it was useless for him to talk any more, for the present at least, about the man or the bond.

    The Go Ahead Boys and the Racing Motor-Boat

  • Young Carstairs, perceiving that his occasion for the present was over, went into the yard and got upon his horse.

    Dr. Wortle's School

  • We spent thirty to forty-five minutes each day going through, first of all, our schedule for the next day, how many of what aircraft hauled in how much freight and mail for the past day, our statistical results for the present day showing how many missions we were fragged for versus how many we flew; then we compared our statistics with those of our sister F-10S wing at Korat, the Avis wing.

    Thud Ridge

  • The Board of Trustees of Washington College have also proposed to transfer the whole of their funds, viz: 100 shares in the funds of the James River Company, 31 acres of land upon which their buildings stand, their philosophical apparatus, their expected interest in the funds of the Cincinnati Society, the libraries of the Graham and Washington Societies, and $3,000 in cash, on condition that a reasonable provision be made for the present professors.

    Report of the Commissioners for the University of Virginia

  • Now Mr. Phineas Finn had not been asked to the evenings of Lady Baldock for the present season, and the reason was after this wise.

    Phineas Finn

  • He had told Mrs. Bunce, before he left his home after breakfast, that he should for the present remain under her roof.

    Phineas Finn

  • On February 14, Pohl, on board Friedrich der Grosse, was handed another imperial telegram: “For urgent political reasons, send orders by wireless to U-boats already dispatched for the present not to attack ships flying a neutral flag, unless recognized with certainty to be enemies.”

    Castles of Steel

  • Mr. Phineas Finn, who had previously served in Parliament as the lacquey of an Irish earl, and had been turned off by him, had now fallen into the service of the English earl, and was the lacquey chosen for the present occasion.

    Phineas Finn

  • Bathrooms and indoor sanitation were unguessed at when these cottages were built, and the petrifying dictum was that what was good enough in the past was good enough for the present had never been disputed.

    The Key

  • (Rom., ii, 9 sq.), and his secret thoughts (ii, 16); but for the present He forbears (iii, 26; cf. ix, 22; II Peter, ii, 9) and is ready to justify all men freely through the redemption of Jesus

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss


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