from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Now in existence or progress; current: present-day attitudes about the family.

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  • adj. in existence now; current or contemporary

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  • adj. belonging to the present time


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  • Penned by Robert Griffiths, head of the present-day Communist party, it concluded: Gordon McLennan will be remembered by many as a modest, polite comrade with a lively sense of humour.

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