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
Zeroing in on big cities like Detroit, Pittsburgh, Nashville, and New York (including a plan to open at least 50 locations in Manhattan, presently there are a mere six).
The Kurdish region is presently entitled to 17% of Iraq’s federal budget, of which the Kurds are expected to try to negotiate a bigger share, in addition to greater autonomy.
Of 15 da Vinci paintings presently known to exist, Salvator Mundi is the only one in private hands.
Official visits presently are an option for high school seniors, starting upon commencement of the school year.
No model is presently forecasting this disturbance to become a hurricane, but most do bring it up to tropical storm intensity within five days.
The library is presently operating with an approximate $80,000 deficit.
Harbaugh is presently 2-0 against Penn State, including a 49-10 home win over the Nittany Lions last season.
No supplies, personnel or other resources are presently needed, according to the Dixon Police Department.
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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
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