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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Presently \Pres"ent*ly\, adv.
1. At present; at this time; now. [Obs.]
The towns and forts you presently have. --Sir P.
2. At once; without delay; forthwith; also, less definitely,
soon; shortly; before long; after a little while; by and
And presently the fig tree withered away. --Matt.
3. With actual presence; actually . [Obs.]
His precious body and blood presently three. --Bp.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adv 1: in the near future; "the doctor will soon be here"; "the
book will appear shortly"; "she will arrive presently";
"we should have news before long" [syn: soon,
shortly, presently, before long]
2: at this time or period; now; "he is presently our ambassador
to the United Nations"; "currently they live in Connecticut"
[syn: presently, currently]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
18 Moby Thesaurus words for "presently":
after a while, anon, at present, before long, betimes, by and by,
directly, ere long, in a jiffy, in a moment, in a while,
in due course, in due time, now, nowadays, shortly, soon, today
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