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  • n. the present time

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the present occasion


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  • I wallowed for the time being in the luxury of beachcombing.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • During this period, in addition to his pastoral and ecclesiastical activities, he wrote copiously, the best known of his works of that time being his First Blast of the Trumpet against the Monstrous Regiment

    A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature

  • I took the letter in my hand; it was sealed, and Miss Fancher, at the time being unable to speak, took a slate and pencil and wrote out the contents of the letter, which, on being opened and read, was found to correspond exactly with what she had written.

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  •  For the time being they avoided other populations, though far below them they delighted in the spectacle of wild tsebra wheeling and cantering in their winter migration toward the south, a flurry of black and white markings against the brown ground, an alphabet in the act of writing the story of tsebra migration.

    Son of a Witch

  • After again leaving Marlott, her home, she had got through the spring and summer without any great stress upon her physical powers, the time being mainly spent in rendering light irregular service at dairy-work near Port-Bredy to the west of the Blackmoor Valley, equally remote from her native place and from Talbothays.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • He had decided to put his semiautobiographical novel, Anslem, aside for the time being and try something more commercial.


  • "With Greek restructuring risk now negligible for the time being and the U.S. data unlikely to show any firmness until July at the earliest the U.S. dollar looks set for another bout of potentially material weakness in the near term," Westpac Bank said in a note to clients.

    Asia Slips; Tepco Slides

  • The several working bees had gotten beams, scantlings and cladding up, shingles on the roof and a path from the front doorstep down to the spring; for the time being they would finish only the ground floor, deal with upstairs when an upstairs was necessary.

    Morgan’s Run

  • So our notion of an Asia Pacific Community is to get all the players in the same room at the same time being able to have both those conversations.

    Interview - Sky News

  • This simple if depressing answer to the question which had defeated him silenced Campion for the time being as he reproached himself for not realising that Miss Evadne was just the person to insist on playing detective in her own way and alone.

    More Work for the Undertaker


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