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

  Presently \Pres"ent*ly\, adv.
     1. At present; at this time; now. [Obs.]
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              The towns and forts you presently have. --Sir P.
                                                    Sidney.
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     2. At once; without delay; forthwith; also, less definitely,
        soon; shortly; before long; after a little while; by and
        by. --Shak.
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              And presently the fig tree withered away. --Matt.
                                                    xxi. 19.
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     3. With actual presence; actually . [Obs.]
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              His precious body and blood presently three. --Bp.
                                                    Gardiner.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  presently
      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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