the present day

noun

: the period of time that exists now : the present time
The English language of the present day is different from the English of the past.
We sell books dating from 1875 to the present day.

Examples of the present day in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At least, that’s how season 1 ends, as viewers find out Lottie made it out of the woods alive and in the present day seems to be leading a cult. Madison Feller, ELLE, 24 Mar. 2023 The episode, of which the flashback scenes almost exclusively follow the final concert, ends in the present day, with Billy (Sam Claflin) reuniting with Daisy (Riley Keough). Town & Country, 24 Mar. 2023 He or she who would be 24 or 25 years old in the present day, but there has been no clear indication about the baby’s fate so far. Los Angeles Times Staff, Los Angeles Times, 23 Mar. 2023 Silverman’s script calls for the action to take place in the present day, when COVID is still very much a part of life. David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Mar. 2023 The Iron Claw follows the rise and fall of the Von Erich family dynasty of wrestlers who made an impact on the sport from the 1960s to the present day. Tommy Cummings, Dallas News, 17 Mar. 2023 Serious archaeological excavation at the site began in the 1930s under the leadership of Eric Birley, whose sons and grandson continued the work after his death, right up to the present day. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 8 Mar. 2023 Robert De Niro gained 70 pounds to play real-life boxer Jake LaMotta in the present day, and trained with LaMotta to make the boxing scenes as realistic as possible. Odie Henderson, BostonGlobe.com, 2 Mar. 2023 Photograph: Marlena Sloss/Getty Images Nearly four hours into Tesla’s marathon Investor Day, someone in the audience tried again to bring Elon Musk, the Tesla (and Twitter and SpaceX) CEO back to the present day. Aarian Marshall, WIRED, 2 Mar. 2023

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“The present day.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20present%20day. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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