at the present time

at the present time

Right now. I'm sorry, but we're not accepting applications at the present time. She's busy at the present time—can she call you back later?
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at the present time

 and at this point (in time)
Cliché now; at present. (Used often as a wordy replacement for now.) We don't know the location of the stolen car at the present time. The patient is doing nicely at the present time.
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Six thousand million dollars--one- twentieth of our national wealth--is at the present time invested in electrical development.
At the present time, ROSATOM has 67% of the world nuclear plant construction market, as head of the state-owned corporation Alexei Likhachev reported to Russias Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
We would urge members of the public to stay away from the area at the present time," Lincolnshire police said in a statement.
"At the present time it is not known why the wall collapsed, as the wall had been in place for more than two years and had not been subject to any damage, or was not subject to any incident that would have resulted in its collapse.
"We're still reading through it, at the present time."
Each of them related their experiences, and photos and films of life at the present time, particularly in the West Bank, were shown.
There are many countries at the present time where democracy does not exist so we should never be complacent about terrorism and fascism which, in many ways, can seem more brutal than conventional warfare.
"13 our national have already returned to Georgia, 4 Georgian citizens are in Beirut at the present time, one national did not
With Mr Cameron at the G8 summit, the PM's office says he is unable to meet Mr Heslehurst "at the present time".
He added that the cancellation is not under discussion at the present time, but the human rights commission needs time for its formation and receive the documents already available at the ministry.
* TOTTENHAM chairman Daniel Levy says manager Harry Redknapp is not interested in the England job "at the present time".
IN the Welsh Premier League The New Saints look to be on a great run at the present time and they beat their title rivals Llanelli quite comfortably last week.
At the present time there are 28 WHS in the UK, including two from this region: Hadrian's Wall and Durham Cathedral.
4 (ANI): The Iranian parliament might decide against granting a visa to US Senator John Kerry as his visit "is not in the country's interests at the present time."