Usage of presently
- the fastest-rising welfare cost is Medicaid, presently paid by the states and cities
- —William Safire
Examples of presently in a Sentence
I cannot attend to the matter this instant, but I will presently.
we are presently waiting in line for our turn
Recent Examples of presently from the Web
Orgeron is presently Montco’s chief technology officer.
Historically and presently speaking, the United States is built on and propped up by white supremacy.
With the baseboards removed — more on them presently — the new floor was ready to be installed.
With natural gas presently booming in the U.S., Cancer Alley is buzzing with activity.
Presently, the map only records episodes along the country’s east coast.
Presently touring large venues with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Foo Fighters will visit Assembly Hall in Bloomington on Saturday and are scheduled to play Deer Creek Music Center on July 7.
The Jazz are presently waiting on a decision from forward Gordon Hayward.
The federal government presently foots around 86 percent of Medicaid expansion’s annual price tag in my state.
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First Known Use of presently
Synonymsanon, before long, by and by, directly, momentarily, shortly, soon
Antonymsbefore, formerly, long, once, then
Related Wordsforthwith, immediately, incontinently, instantaneously, instantly, now, promptly, pronto, right away, right now, right off, straightaway, straightway
Near Antonymsaway, far, farthest, remotest; heretofore, hitherto, since; ago, previously
PRESENTLY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of presently for English Language Learners
: during the time that is happening now : at the present time
: after a short time
PRESENTLY Defined for Kids
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