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 for at present
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Present \Pres"ent\, n. [Cf. F. pr['e]sent. See Present, a.]
     1. Present time; the time being; time in progress now, or at
        the moment contemplated; as, at this present.
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              Past and present, wound in one.       --Tennyson.
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     2. pl. (Law) Present letters or instrument, as a deed of
        conveyance, a lease, letter of attorney, or other writing;
        as in the phrase, " Know all men by these presents," that
        is, by the writing itself, " per has literas praesentes; "
        -- in this sense, rarely used in the singular.
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     3. (Gram.) A present tense, or the form of the verb denoting
        the present tense.
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     At present, at the present time; now.
     For the present, for the tine being; temporarily.
     In present, at once, without delay. [Obs.] "With them, in
        present, half his kingdom; the rest to follow at his
        death." --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  at present
      adv 1: at the present moment; "goods now on sale"; "the now-
             aging dictator"; "they are now abroad"; "he is busy at
             present writing a new novel"; "it could happen any time
             now" [syn: now, at present]

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