The presence of the chicken feet protects and preserves the unseen but nonetheless unbreakable bonds of love and family.
Meanwhile, Guatemalan civic groups worry that the presence of U.S. troops could once again stoke repression at home.
Of course, despite the presence of Sigourney Weaver, superwoman supreme, the original Ghostbusters is not a female-driven comedy.
Her presence at an international conference on corporate and business ethics seems odd to Jimmy.
But this is a lot of books: my son and grandson might not be so inclined as to simply sit and appreciate their presence.
Would she rush into the presence of her Maker with a lie on her lips?
If it please you, lady, my master bids me say he desires your presence.
You seem to forget that you are in the presence of ladies and of my guests.
Philothea has glided from the apartment, as if afraid to remain in my presence.
The man stared at it, still for a moment possessed with the vision of her presence.
mid-14c., "fact of being present," from Old French presence (12c., Modern French présence), from Latin praesentia "a being present," from praesentem (see present (n.)). Meaning "carriage, demeanor, aspect" (especially if impressive) is from 1570s; that of "divine, spiritual, or incorporeal being felt as present" is from 1660s. Presence of mind (1660s) is a loan-translation of French présence d'esprit, Latin praesentia animi.