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currently

[kur-uh nt-lee, kuhr-] /ˈkɜr ənt li, ˈkʌr-/
adverb
1.
at the presenttime; now:
She is currently working as a lab technician.
Origin of currently
1570-1580
1570-80; current + -ly
Can be confused
currently, immediately, momentarily, now, presently, soon (see synonym study at immediately; see usage note at presently)
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  • Hamartia means originally a 'bad shot' or 'error', but is currently used for 'offence' or 'sin'.

    The Poetics Aristotle
  • It was currently reported in the camp they were treated very humanely.

  • Again, our general uncertainty as to methods proves that even the currently accepted "rod" system is not infallible.

    Concerning Children Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • My Tulans are currently embarked on a campaign to unite the planet.

    Adaptation Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • Several that are currently said to be decayed, were never 34 much better than at present.

Word Origin and History for currently
adv.

"at the present time," 1570s, from current (adj.) + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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