at present

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at present

Currently. I'm sorry, we are not accepting applications at present. Mr. Green is not in the office at present. Can I take a message?
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

at present

now; at this point in time. We are not able to do any more at present. We may be able to lend you money next week, but not at present.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

at present

Also, at the present time. Now, as in I've not enough cash at present to lend you any, or At present the house is still occupied. This slightly longer way of saying "at this time" formerly was even longer- at this present or at that present -denoting a more specific time. [Mid-1600s] Also see at this point.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

at ˈpresent

now; at the moment: How many people are living in this house at present?
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at present

At the present time; right now.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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