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  • n. at this time


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  • Mr. Flinders, in an expedition of discovery which is calculated to last five years, and who doubtless at the present moment is traversing the region under discussion, appears to have that object particularly in view.

    The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders

  • Between the posts were ranged the milchers, each exhibiting herself at the present moment to a whimsical eye in the rear as a circle on two stalks, down the centre of which a switch moved pendulum-wise; while the sun, lowering itself behind this patient row, threw their shadows accurately inwards upon the wall.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • It is not impossible but that in happier times they may be brought on the stage: and to throw away this chance for a mere trifle, would be to make the present moment act fraudulently and usuriously towards the future time.

    Selected English Letters

  • As it has been long since I have had a confidential conveiance to you, I have brought together the principal facts from the adjournment of the Notables to the present moment which, as you will perceive from their nature, required a confidential conveyance.


  • The Rev. Robert Codrington, therefore, took the management, though refusing the Episcopate; and considering the peculiar qualifications needful for a Melanesian Bishop, which can only be tested by actual experiment on physical as well as moral and spiritual abilities, it has, up to the present moment (May 1873), been thought better to leave the See vacant, obtaining episcopal aid from the Bishop of Auckland.

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson

  • Ordinarily the most chivalrous and courteous of monarchs, and extremely punctilious in the fulfilment of all the obligations imposed by etiquette, he has up to the present moment refrained from returning the visit paid to his court at Vienna by King Humbert and Queen Marguerite nearly twenty years ago.

    The Secret Memoirs of the Courts of Europe

  • At the present moment he had on his head a Scotch cap with a grouse's feather in it, and he was dressed in a velvet shooting-jacket and dark knickerbockers; and was certainly, in this costume, as handsome a man as any woman would wish to see.

    Phineas Finn

  • “Yes—but it is not considered becoming in a jeune fille à marier; and at the present moment I am a jeune fille àmarier.”

    The House of Mirth

  • At the present moment his name figures on the army list as the principal orderly officer and personal adjutant of the late czar.

    The Secret Memoirs of the Courts of Europe

  • Phineas, although he was at the present moment the member for Loughton himself, could not but enjoy the joke of this.

    Phineas Finn


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