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 said these few words, I have said all that seems to be necessary at the present time, in presenting my new Story to your notice.
I republish the story with its original conclusion unaltered, but with such occasional additions and improvements as will, I hope, render it more worthy of attention at the present time.
For, after all, I AM a distant kinsman of yours--the seventh drop of water in the pudding, as the proverb has it--yet still a kinsman, and at the present time your nearest relative and protector, seeing that where you had the right to look for help and protection, you found only treachery and insult.
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.
At the present time one of the most satisfactory features of the Christmas and Thanksgiving season at Tuskegee is the unselfish and beautiful way in which our graduates and students spend their time in administering to the comfort and happiness of others, especially the unfortunate.
This relation between the power and extent of migration of a species, either at the present time or at some former period under different physical conditions, and the existence at remote points of the world of other species allied to it, is shown in another and more general way.
Astronomers, we must allow, have graced these pretended seas with at least odd names, which science has respected up to the present time.
The scope of the Library thus became extended into something more international, and it is entering on the fifth decade of its existence in the hope that it may contribute to that mutual understanding between countries which is so pressing a need of the present time.
No one, certainly, at the present time, regrets the passing of the independent teamster.
The whole question between the two is a question of proportion and degree, and my complaint of the present time is that the present time doesn't see it.