The Daily Beast: There were several episodes this season set entirely in the present, rather than in multiple timeframes.
Organizers of left-wing protests always present themselves as helpless to contain the violent margin, the so-called Black Bloc.
The fast of the Ninth of Av is not intended to decry only past pain (though that too) but present political misdeeds.
Personable and approachable, Jordin was easy to give instruction to because she was present.
But rather than honing in on the present (Mrs. Obama included), the designer is focused on the bigger picture instead.
They had no definite views at present on the subject of Imperial Federation.
Her house is the only one in all Greece where women are allowed to be present at entertainments.
But every one of the five felt that they were safe, at least for the present, from pursuit.
When you kill off all your present army, you must git up a draft.
Conservative: preserving, so far as convenient, the present state of things.
c.1300, "existing at the time," from Old French present "evident, at hand, within reach;" as a noun, "the present time" (11c., Modern French présent) and directly from Latin praesentem (nominative praesens) "present, at hand, in sight; immediate; prompt, instant; contemporary," from present participle of præesse "be before (someone or something), be at hand," from prae- "before" (see pre-) + esse "to be" (see essence). Meaning "being there" is from mid-14c. in English. As a grammatical tense, recorded from late 14c.
c.1300, "introduce (someone or something) formally or ceremonially;" also "make a formal presentation of; give as a gift or award; bestow," from Old French presenter (11c., Modern French présenter) and directly from Latin praesentare "to place before, show, exhibit," from stem of praesens (see present (adj.)). From late 14c. as "exhibit (something), offer for inspection, display;" also, in law, "make a formal complaint or charge of wrongdoing." From c.1400 as"represent, portray." Related: Presented; presenting.
"this point in time" (opposed to past and future), c.1300, "the present time," also "act or fact of being present; portion of space around someone," from Old French present (n.) from Latin praesens "being there" (see present (adj.)). In old legalese, these presents means "these documents."
c.1200, "thing offered, what is offered or given as a gift," from Old French present and Medieval Latin presentia, from phrases such as French en present "(to offer) in the presence of," mettre en present "place before, give," from Late Latin inpraesent "face to face," from Latin in re praesenti "in the situation in question," from praesens "being there" (see present (adj.)), on the notion of "bringing something into someone's presence."
present pre·sent (prĭ-zěnt')
v. pre·sent·ed, pre·sent·ing, pre·sents
To appear or be felt first during birth. Used of the part of the fetus that proceeds first through the birth canal.
To come before a doctor or nurse, as with a medical problem or condition.
To manifest a symptom.