present times


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Noun1.present times - the circumstances and ideas of the present age; "in modern times like these"
times - a more or less definite period of time now or previously present; "it was a sign of the times"
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In past times when my wife plagued me; in present times when I have had a drop too much--ROBINSON CRUSOE.
Having carefully considered the subject of the above discourses, and wondering within myself whether the present times were propitious to a new prince, and whether there were elements that would give an opportunity to a wise and virtuous one to introduce a new order of things which would do honour to him and good to the people of this country, it appears to me that so many things concur to favour a new prince that I never knew a time more fit than the present.
Not of the family in the present times only, but in the past times too.
The gentleman didn't specify what particular times he alluded to; nor did he say whether he objected to the present times, from a disinterested consciousness that they had done nothing very remarkable in producing himself.
And though none of them precisely answer to any known species of the present time, they are yet sufficiently akin to them in general respects, to justify their taking ranks as Cetacean fossils.
No one, certainly, at the present time, regrets the passing of the independent teamster.
You are, as I believe, quite unaware that my husband and I are not living together at the present time.
Nevertheless, there are to-day in the artistic youth so much life, power, and, so to speak, predestination, that in our schools of architecture in particular, at the present time, the professors, who are detestable, produce, not only unconsciously but even in spite of themselves, excellent pupils; quite the reverse of that potter mentioned by Horace, who dreamed amphorae and produced pots.
The social code of the present time hailed it as something frankly amusing.
Let us keep it to ourselves for the present time at all events, or we may get into trouble, and Solomon may lose his place.
Moreover, if we follow for a few miles any line of rocky cliff, which is undergoing degradation, we find that it is only here and there, along a short length or round a promontory, that the cliffs are at the present time suffering.
They were furnished with slippers and such dry garments as the house or their own bundles afforded, and ensconcing themselves, as Mr Codlin had already done, in the warm chimney-corner, soon forgot their late troubles or only remembered them as enhancing the delights of the present time.