And this presents an unique opportunity for American celebrities interested in damaging the Hollywood gossip machine.
During this week, presents are opened, mostly things that the other person actually wants and can use.
From freeing prisoners to shortening school weeks, Benjamin Sarlin presents 10 of the toughest cuts.
One presents hip-hop as synonymous with cop-killing gangster rap, a music promoting money, misogyny, and violence.
Although Valli presents his namesake label in Paris, he also wants to give back to his Italian roots.
This is the first time the presents have excited my cupidity.
Instead, it presents, what all too few of us to-day possess, a philosophy of life.
He told me, smiling, he did not bring me thither to take any presents of me.
All the second story had been prepared for guests and presents.
In Nepaul, in October, feasting and drinking occur, and presents are made by masters to slaves.
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.