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a birthday present
▪ Have you got Lou a birthday present yet?
a Christmas present
▪ The children couldn't wait to open their Christmas presents.
a wedding present/gift
▪ He gave them a painting as a wedding present.
accept a gift/present
▪ Accepting presents from him made her feel uncomfortable.
be present at a ceremony
▪ The French ambassador was present at the ceremony.
historic present
mark sb present/absent (=write on an official list that someone is there or not there, especially in school)
▪ Any student who is more than 20 minutes late for class will be marked absent.
on present/current/past etc form
▪ On current form he’s one of the top three players in the country.
pose/present a threat
▪ The rebels do not pose a serious threat to the armed forces.
present a picture
▪ Newspapers tend to present a grim picture of what's going on in the world.
present a programme British English, host a program American English (= introduce its different parts)
▪ At the time she was also presenting several television programmes.
present a united front (=show that they both feel the same about a situation)
▪ When disciplining children, it is important that parents present a united front.
present participle
present perfect
present sb with an award (=give someone an award at a formal ceremony)
▪ She cried when she was presented with her award.
present sb with an ultimatum
▪ Iraq was presented with an ultimatum by the UN to cease the invasion of Kuwait.
present tense
present/deliver a petition
▪ A group of pensioners went to London to present the petition.
present/pose a challenge (=be a difficult one)
▪ These changes pose a real challenge to farmers.
present/pose a problem (=cause it or make it have to be considered)
▪ A shortage of trained nurses is posing major problems.
present/pose an obstacle (=cause an obstacle to exist)
▪ Serious differences continue to present obstacles to an agreement.
▪ Our reliance on fossil fuels poses an obstacle to achieving these targets.
present/pose difficultiesformal (= be something that is difficult to deal with)
▪ English spelling may present some difficulties for learners.
present/project/promote an image (=behave in a way that creates a particular image)
▪ He presented an image of himself as an energetic young leader.
▪ The present was beautifully wrapped in gold paper.
provide/present/open up an opportunity
▪ The course also provides an opportunity to study Japanese.
sb's present/immediate concern
▪ Her two immediate concerns were to find a home and a job.
see/present sth in a positive light (=see or present something as good)
▪ If you spend a year travelling after school, employers often see this in a positive light.
▪ The merger was presented to the world in a positive light.
sth’s present/current state
▪ We can deduce how the planet evolved from its beginnings to its present state.
the current/present climate (also the prevailing climateformal)
▪ Change will be hard to achieve in the current climate.
the present century
▪ The present century has seen the start of international terrorism.
the present era
▪ People feel much less secure in the present era of international terrorism.
the present moment (=now)
▪ At the present moment, there are 500 students at the school.
the present/current position
▪ The following statistics indicate the present position.
the present/current situation
▪ The present situation in Afghanistan is very worrying.
the present/current state of knowledge
▪ That is the best advice we can offer, given our current state of knowledge about the disease.
this chapter/the present chapter
▪ The present chapter deals with the years leading up to the war.
▪ Whether or not he'd be of similar help in the present case, Lewis didn't know, of course.
▪ The present case, then, concerns a relationship lying within the zone of privacy created by several fundamental constitutional guarantees.
▪ In the present case, when this tenancy agreement took effect the term was completely uncertain.
▪ In the present case the plaintiff did not allege, nor did the judge find, any bad faith by the defendants.
▪ There is no material distinction between the facts in Dobson and those in the present case.
▪ In the present case the cause of action arises under statute and Mr. Thomas argues that different considerations apply.
▪ In the present case a post office worker sustained an injury on his left shin.
▪ In the present case the debtor did not apply for a taxation of Marshalls' bills within one month.
▪ The local jute industry employed forty thousand people in the early years of the present century.
▪ By the middle of the present century, a liberalization trend had set in.
▪ It has however been the subject of much criticism, which has grown substantially during the second half of the present century.
▪ Millions of acres have been drained in this country in the present century alone.
▪ This came to light in the present century during widening and repair operations.
▪ The mania persisted into the present century.
▪ Also shown are photographs of some of the more notable news happenings that occurred during the first half of the present century.
▪ But these changes through the birth rate remained relatively modest in this country until the present century.
▪ Cheque Thanks to the generosity of the Order the centre is ready to meet those needs in the present day and age.
▪ Yet, the most frequent present day charge against the mainstream media still centers on their liberal bias.
▪ This is one of those originals and still giving its present day owner great enjoyment.
▪ Is it realistic to talk of a multiplicity of body plans in the Cambrian, far exceeding that of the present day?
▪ Sadly it is no longer true that the present day pattern of fields is much the same as that shown on enclosure maps.
▪ Since then the pubs passed down through sons, daughters, cousins and nephews to it's present day owners.
▪ But the quality of the soil has helped protect this part of the past for present day archeologists to observe.
▪ Of course - if you will forgive me for saying so - it is a bit stilted in its present form.
▪ In its present form it is substantially an early eighteenth-century building, and now serves as a local nursing home.
▪ On his present form we really would have been better sticking with Chappie.
▪ It is not likely to survive in its present form.
▪ It will be argued subsequently that the present forms of science and technology will in any case give rise to structural unemployment.
▪ It is extremely unlikely that if the House of Lords did not exist it would be invented in its present form.
▪ Existing species were not created in their present form at the beginning of life on this planet.
▪ She was rebuilt into her present form at Cowlairs works in 1915 and served on the continent during the First World War.
▪ It will offer a fair rates policy that gives 100 percent. rates relief to people whom the present Government have abandoned.
▪ I think the present Government has a lot to answer for.
▪ There is no denying that the present government has done something to influence both sides of this equation.
▪ You will appreciate that I have yet to write about the present government.
▪ The present Government promised about 50, which we all took to mean 46 or 47.
▪ The introduction of the notification scheme by the present government was a significant step forward for the parks.
▪ Man as he now is lives under certain categories of Cosmic Law, which keep him at his present level of development.
▪ Further work needs to be carried out in order to improve the present level of constitutional, decentralized and resource concepts of accountability.
▪ You must content yourself with maintaining your present level and role in the organization for the duration or leave!
▪ Treasury ministers argue that the present levels of interest rates are part of a policy of reducing inflation.
▪ We urgently need more teachers for without them our work will not spread or even maintain its present level.
▪ Global sea level was 120 metres below the present level during the Ice Age.
▪ The contention of many is that the charge should be at three or four times the present level.
▪ The various devices used by the courts to maintain the present position will be discussed below.
▪ Why did this happen?-Why do you want to leave your present position?
▪ She's a tough, single-minded lady who hasn't achieved her present position without treading on more than a few toes.
▪ What might have suited you when you started your present position may not satisfy you now.
▪ They coincided precisely with their present positions, edge of page and edge of stain.
▪ In the first grid fill in each quadrant with the appropriate work activities in your present position.
▪ In 1968 they were raised to their present position to escape inundation by the rising waters of a man-made lake.
▪ The person approached is usually not a job hunter but some one who is very successful in his or her present position.
▪ Components for use in a.c. bridges present problems.
▪ The proposals also aim to overcome the present problems relating to the independence, accountability and legal liability of external auditors.
▪ Hence the industry's present problems.
▪ Address the present problems and the way forward to solving them.
▪ In my experience these features present problems for many young readers.
▪ Are the present problems unusual or has the client a long history of similar difficulties?
▪ The possibility of reducing words here could be very useful as televised text and microfiche present problems with eye fatigue and space.
▪ I will rail against its present problems and I will certainly fight for its future.
▪ This qualification has no significance for present purposes.
▪ With the values used, the frequency is several kilohertz but is in no way critical for this present purpose.
▪ For present purposes, however, it is the use of language relating to legacies and trusts which is relevant.
▪ These notations, or are themselves of interest, of course, but their usefulness for present purposes is vitiated by two factors.
▪ For present purposes it is important for three reasons. 1.
▪ The contrast seems to me, for present purposes, to be a very useful one.
▪ This by no means complete account of development is sufficient for present purposes.
▪ But we have said enough for present purposes.
▪ Besides, the card game reflected his present situation well.
▪ What was so different about the present situation? they asked Alvin.
▪ But for many drivers using the road regularly the present situation is unacceptable.
▪ Ismail told me sev-eral times that the present situation could not continue.
▪ Furthermore, do the recommendations for reform presently advocated come anywhere near improving the present situation?
▪ Such recall of information and application to the present situation may change our decision on how to act ....
▪ Start by assessing the present situation as objectively as possible.
▪ Could it be worse than her present situation? whispered a treacherous small voice.
▪ With the Sun in its present state of inactivity there are unlikely to be any dragons worth chasing.
▪ In its present state of suspended animation, however, H-4 may look forward to a well-preserved life of undetermined longevity.
▪ Here the resulting effect is to emphatically assert a present state.
▪ At our present state of knowledge, statistical calculations of what could happen are justified and achievable.
▪ The present state of the locomotive is that it is almost complete.
▪ Lying on his uncomfortably narrow bed, he thought back to the events which had brought about his present state.
▪ You have to ask yourselves some searching questions, particularly about the quality of your relationship prior to the present state of emergency.
▪ Some clearly do so already; hence the present state of affairs.
▪ Perhaps the most striking finding in the present study was the histological analysis of the gastric mucosa surrounding the tumour.
▪ The present study was done to evaluate the correlation between the two tests in humans.
▪ The incidence of perforation in the present study is comparable with some of the earlier reports.
▪ The present study provides further evidence for these interactions in the colon.
▪ The largest number of related papers in the present study is 9.
▪ In the present study the addition of increasing doses of egg lecithin to human and model biles progressively prolongs the nucleation time.
▪ There would, however, have been at least two problems with using this method in the present study.
▪ Measures of fit, in the context of the present study, can only be approximations.
▪ Any diagnostic system that is quicker and cheaper than the present system would be of use.
▪ Before the present system was established, several networking arrangements were tried.
▪ Mr Patten also said that he believed in the validity of the present system for predicting what housing needs will be.
▪ Each has a powerful constituency ready to defeat any politician who dares to attack the present system.
▪ She suggests that the educational infrastructure does not exist at all in our present system but could be provided.
▪ There are both good and bad aspects to the present system of ticket punching.
▪ The present system is no more comprehensible to the public in this respect than was its predecessor.
▪ What was needed, Gillette reasoned, was a world corporation to replace the present system.
▪ The present tense is generally also used when telling a story, as in a summary of the narrative of a novel.
▪ P make sure the statement is in the present tense.
▪ The present tense is used in this case because it carries a sense of immediacy and impact.
▪ Bernstein was unable to construct anything other than disjointed school-book phrases in the present tense.
▪ Switching from the future to the present tense has other advantages.
▪ Every time you find a patient talking in past tense instead of present tense he is not returned to an incident.
▪ She lived in the present tense of the school with its totally absorbing pattern of routine and minor rebellion.
▪ Harrison writes in the present tense, excising names, places, location, time frame.
▪ At the present time, with the considerable experience gained and with additional personnel available, this initial effort should be axiomatic.
▪ One of the chief causes at the present time was the increase in interest rates, especially for the self-employed.
▪ At the present time, we are still in an indecisive back-and-forth period....
▪ We are a great movement that wants to help real people living on this earth at the present time.
▪ At the present time there is only the public house left.
▪ I think it true to say that at the present time it is not at all difficult for academics to appear in print.
▪ At the present time the runway and airport buildings are being improved.
▪ It may be that with the present trend towards measurement numerical classifications will come back into vogue.
▪ But if present trends continue, only 8, 880 will be available.
▪ However, on present trends, these goals will not be met.
▪ On present trends the goal will slip again or be forgotten.
▪ Slightly worrying is what we can expect from the ensuing composite present trend.
▪ The long-term implications of these habitat losses for individual species, if the present trends continue, are likely to be disastrous.
▪ Where there are already target dates for environmental improvements, the report would show whether those might be achieved on present trends.
▪ This negative knowledge could be valuable. extrapolation 104 Here the forecast extends the present trends into the future.
▪ The accuracy of the result can be checked in a column showing the present value for that term.
▪ All future costs and benefits should be discounted to their present value for comparison.
▪ Their present value is £2.5 billion using a very conservative discount rate of 2 percent.
▪ In addition to net present value, the internal rate of return on a capital budgeting project is also calculated.
▪ The present value of dividends on the shares in the index over the next six months was £1500.
▪ As present value increases relative to future value for a given term to maturity, the interest rate declines. 3.
▪ Mr Franklin says the promised stream of profits averaging £10m over the next five years has a present value of roughly £44m.
ever-increasing/ever-present etc
the present perfect
the present tense
▪ A feeling of sadness was present in the room.
▪ Arnaud lived in Los Angeles before moving to his present home in New York.
▪ Copies were given to all the members present.
▪ He warned that the present situation could get much worse.
▪ In the present economic climate, investors should be cautious.
▪ The new library will be double the size of the present one.
▪ Traces of the chemical are present in drinking water.
▪ Thankfully my brothers were not present.
▪ The present federal minimum wage is $ 4. 25 an hour.
▪ The woodwind can only be used for doubling notes which are already present in the brass.
▪ These are air-borne and are also present in some foods, most notably in eggs.
▪ The author has presented a most readable account which is both educational and entertaining, and in places exciting.
▪ Instead they present a systematic account of just where Freudian theory fails.
▪ In this chapter I want to present some personal accounts by women criminals.
▪ For this reason we will present a narrative account of ten consecutive one-century runs, just as they came off the computer.
▪ As a consequence, a large cheque which was presented against my account was returned unpaid.
▪ Books which present a fair account of corruption have a defence denied to glossy propaganda.
▪ Management will therefore need to be able to have sufficient information to present an accurate account to the media.
▪ The drawback with equal partial allocation is that it presents a rather arbitrary account of events.
▪ Its campaign against the euro, however, presented xenophobic arguments against further international economic integration.
▪ The two sides will discuss jury instructions with the judge Friday, and will present closing arguments next Tuesday and Wednesday.
▪ Blaug presented his argument with a rather different emphasis.
▪ The black students wanted to present different, additional arguments from those in the Texas brief in favor of affirmative action.
▪ An educated cleric well versed in Shia theology, he presents reasoned arguments for the beliefs of the conservative establishment.
▪ That will come Friday morning, when attorneys for both sides present closing arguments.
▪ Claims for loss of cargo should present some nice legal arguments.
▪ Without preaching, writer-director Tim Robbins presents the arguments of opponents and proponents of the death penalty.
▪ The purpose: to present an award recognizing special achievement in the fight against a learning disability known as dyslexia.
▪ He's been presenting awards aimed at encouraging safety at work, a challenge taken up in Oxfordshire's old folks homes.
▪ Hagey subsequently was presented with two civic awards for drawing San Diegans to the then-moribund Gaslamp Quarter.
▪ At the dinner, Gandhi repeated his plea to present the award.
▪ I presented 29 awards and was able to announce that a further 500 companies are committed to meeting this standard.
▪ Immediately after announcing details of the new industrial policy Singh presented his first budget to the Lok Sabha.
▪ Each executive then presented plans and budgets for their respective departments.
▪ Clinton is expected to address budget issues in his State of the Union speech Tuesday, and he presents his budget Thursday.
▪ The Treaty of Amiens in 1802 brought a brief peace, and by June 1803 Addington was again presenting a war budget.
▪ Jardana presented his 1990 budget to the House of Representatives on Jan. 6, 1990.
▪ For a new chancellor, presenting a budget for an unpopular government, it was the best he could do.
▪ The tribunal members retire and deliberate once both sides have presented their cases.
▪ In presenting his case, Scull needs to tie Wooten to the murder scene.
▪ Beattie argued that they should go out and present their case.
▪ Then I told the judge I was sorry we had to present this painful case to him, and I sat down.
▪ A fact-finding exercise before I present my case to Council.
▪ Nevertheless, I do believe that Al presents a serious case which must be respected and reckoned with.
▪ They present the case for the Crown.
▪ What I did was I presented my case.
▪ NGOs appear to present challenges to the authority of government agencies.
▪ Home shopping, video on-demand, or other services present similar challenges.
▪ In the meantime, the number of suicide attempters referred to hospitals has continued to present an organizational challenge.
▪ The new century presented challenges that visionaries thought the old forms could not meet.
▪ Silently she brooded on her own thoughts, unwilling to admit to herself that he presented a challenge.
▪ Sue feels that 1992 and the opening of the Channel Tunnel will present new challenges and greater competition.
▪ This is easier for us, for it presents less challenge to the habits of our mental and emotional processes.
▪ Creating the microscopic shapes presents another challenge in its own right.
▪ Kondratieff presented few data for growth from 1789 to 1814 from countries other than Britain because they had little growth to analyse.
▪ This section has just presented some statistical data on such differences.
▪ However, the overall pattern which is presented by Beattie's data suggests a rather more complicated picture.
▪ Therefore, we considered all subjects as belonging to one group when presenting the data for the these parameters.
▪ The transition of the Course to a new structure and regulations in 1985-86 presented a unique data processing challenge.
▪ First, it must present technical data on safety in a way that will encourage public debate.
▪ We have presented our data in the same way as MacKenzie and Jefferies from Oxford.
▪ But it presents a major difficulty at the outset to the writer of general history.
▪ Nature had to present itself as a difficulty to be overcome.
▪ What we may expect, know or not know about our audience can present other dimensions of difficulty and challenge.
▪ However, infinite decimal expressions, such as the full non-terminating expansion present certain difficulties.
▪ These findings present some difficulties for the kind of goals needed in Workplace 2000.
▪ Take particular trouble with any which might present you with difficulties and have a credible reply worked out to sidestep -problem areas.
▪ What presented some difficulty, however, was giving away the money.
▪ Not only do they not do this but when presented with such evidence they explain it away.
▪ Absolutely, and Holden himself presented the evidence.
▪ In any case it is the role of the Reporter to present the evidence and argue the case before the Sheriff.
▪ And considering that his claim of an 85 percent cure rate was presented without any supporting evidence.
▪ Lawyers said the prosecution was allowed to present evidence, but that there was no mention of any defence evidence.
▪ I was unable to look directly at the policeman while he presented his evidence.
▪ He presents some evidence to support this view.
▪ In this section, we shall present four types of evidence which plainly call for the distinction to be observed.
▪ A description which deals with abstract types will present linguistic forms and their meanings as constituents of the conventional code.
▪ Needless to say, the dish is rarely presented in its original form.
▪ The events are presented in episodic form, as a continuous narrative tossed antiphonally to and fro between the actresses.
▪ They are extremely complex and are most clear when presented in diagram form.
▪ It is useful to present these in tabular form simply adding on an extra column each year.
▪ Conclusions will then be drawn from this body of facts and these will be presented in narrative form.
▪ Information of current interest or related to the ward learning programme can be presented in a display form.
▪ There have of course been many other visits which were either not documented or else which were presented in an ephemeral form.
▪ But this phalanx of enemies, all with influence in the legislature, did not present an unbroken front.
▪ It was not expected to be waterproof, although obviously in combination with the mortar it should present a united front.
▪ But in the face of the enemy they presented a united front.
▪ You need to present a united front and avoid taking sides or playing one child off against the other.
▪ Inpart this failure of the middle classes to present a unified political front arose from the very intransigence of the regime.
▪ At this stage nothing remains but that each should present an opaque front to the other.
▪ Parents need to present a combined front to the children which is firm and united.
▪ Both Secunderabad and Hyderabad presented long arcaded fronts to the platform, back by powerful rectangular blocks containing offices.
▪ The ability to work under pressure and present a good image are important.
▪ Its main function, however, appears to be to present a better image of Sri Lanka to the outside world.
▪ You could present inputs of numeral images with the expected outputs.
▪ Furthermore, Picasso was anxious to present in each image as much essential information about the subject as he could.
▪ Others do not often see this as a genuine option, however, so how may we present a more positive image?
▪ A well-written and crafted letter which is professionally presented will present a positive image both of the writer and of the organisation.
▪ Relocation to an area which presented the right company image together with good facilities for employees could ease the problem.
▪ The final tone-unit, however, does present new information.
▪ The gallery on wheels also presents information on Tiffany and the Morse family with the artwork.
▪ The new product matrix sets out to present complex information with clarity.
▪ This information may be relevant as a reminder or it may be presented as new information.
▪ The phone will only be able to access Web pages that present their information in the Unwired style.
▪ Or that any newscast or print publication has room to or should present every shard of information it gathers on every story?
▪ And true to form Graham Sale lost no time in capitalising on an opportunity presenting Douglas Hurd with his own clock.
▪ This gives you the opportunity to present your own ideas and theoretical contributions.
▪ Come to laugh, no doubt, and what a splendid opportunity they were being presented with!
▪ But sometimes the opportunity presents itself to be with a student in a situation that has nothing to do with schoolwork.
▪ Let us be resolved to take and use the opportunities presented by change to the full.
▪ Be prepared at any time to assess an opportunity when it presents itself.
▪ There is a growing awareness of the opportunities for hauliers presented by part ownership of private railway sidings.
▪ And with Joe Alsop at his side, the opportunity would present itself frequently.
▪ A reasonable course is to measure the blood glucose of all patients when they present with infarction.
▪ The patient may present either with insidious mental changes or subtle choreiform activity.
▪ Those patients who present with metastatic disease and are treated with maximal endocrine treatment will have a median survival of 36 months.
▪ It turns on hard when the patient comes to present time.
▪ Of those patients presenting with gross ascites with normal pitted red cell counts, three were reformed rather than current drinkers.
▪ It is these patients who present themselves to the outpatient clinic.
▪ Each practitioner was invited to record details of all patients who presented with an asthma attack during a predetermined three month period.
▪ Very few patients will present initially in the chronic arthritic phase of the disease.
▪ Pensions Mr. Morley I wish to present a second petition, signed by many thousands of Scunthorpe district residents.
▪ An area seeking detachment must present a petition signed by 25 percent of its registered voters.
▪ Anand made the announcement after student leaders had presented him with a petition calling for the lifting of martial law.
▪ Company workers have presented petitions to the municipalities where the company has its main plants.
▪ This, in turn, enables the creditor to present a bankruptcy petition.
▪ He had committed an act of bankruptcy and a petition had been presented.
▪ One prepares one's Bill and then presents it as a petition to Parliament.
▪ Voice over A delegation of pensioners marched on Number 10 to present the petition.
▪ The artist was determined to present an accurate picture.
▪ Goodman presents quite a different picture.
▪ Other counties present a similar picture.
▪ I always thought my job was to present the pictures as clearly as I could without intruding on the story.
▪ But in order to keep the argument as clear as possible we presented a fairly static picture of the class structure.
▪ To present such a picture of a typical abusive marriage is misleading.
▪ We probably presented quite an obscene picture and suddenly we seemed to have an audience.
▪ Powell's visit last month as secretary of state presented a vastly different picture.
▪ They would work in groups to present the final plan, showing the patients' needs and the nurses' needs.
▪ I presented the Amway plan to a young sailor who was a member of the tough and courageous Navy Seals.
▪ They present convex outlines in plan whether they are simple or compound deltas, composed virtually of a series of sub-deltas.
▪ Each executive then presented plans and budgets for their respective departments.
▪ It expects to present a new business plan to its board by the end of the month.
▪ Watkins said Thomason presented the plan to President Clinton a month before the travel office firings.
▪ Mr Yeltsin has instructed his closest aides to present their own plan, guaranteeing strong presidential rule.
▪ So he presents his plan in fragments, and he wraps it in warm rhetoric aimed at pleasing moderate Democrats and independents.
▪ Using a systematic and pedagogical approach, the reader is first presented with the problem.
▪ The renewal of the subway station, for example, presented a series of problems only hinted at here.
▪ I found that a Parish Church could present almost the same problems as our Congregational ones.
▪ This presents a major problem for women: the reduced number of available men compared to women over sixty-five years of age.
▪ Absorbent wall cladding can sometimes present problems.
▪ How such racist pornographic material escaped the rye of black activists presents a problem.
▪ As these transactions are not predictable they present a processing problem.
▪ It is interesting to note that the two problems just presented are concrete problems.
▪ At a meeting last month, Mr Alvarez presented some policy proposals, which have been politely ignored.
▪ Commissioners met individually with Castillo to present their proposals for neighborhood improvements to be funded under the pass-through allocations.
▪ Progress of constitutional talks Buoyed by its success in the referendum, the government moved swiftly to present revised constitutional proposals.
▪ The comment space, however, is too tiny to present this proposal convincingly.
▪ The Government wish to present our proposals for legislation that will enable the electricity industry in Northern Ireland to be privatised.
▪ When Grandcourt languidly presents his proposal. her vacillation intrigues him.
▪ I am willing to wager that the Government will not present proposals before the election about the salary of top civil servants.
▪ It is therefore important that a detailed description of your study population be presented in the research proposal.
▪ After four and a half months of deliberation, the committee presented its report.
▪ On the last day, the team presents a draft report to the superintendent.
▪ He continued his investigation and on 12 April 1991 presented a very full report to the Islands' Presbytery.
▪ Cooley presents a report of conversation with a former and a description of social conventions.
▪ The Chairman-in-Office will present a progress report to the next Ministerial Council in 1995 in Budapest.
▪ Cole would present that report in the public hearing.
▪ Chapter 14 presents the results of ten different one-hundred-year runs, based on the most recent information.
▪ Instead, the voters have presented the best possible result - one which eliminates uncertainty.
▪ Ask each group to present its results to the class.
▪ Here we present the results of a prospective pilot study of combination laser and radiotherapy for palliation of advanced rectal cancer.
▪ My hon. Friend referred to the opportunity that he had of presenting the result of the vote on the 1986 Bill.
▪ No-one expects you to present the result.
▪ Last week's meeting in Paris presented the results of a two-year study of the competing projects.
▪ The advance of the disease presents a grave threat to the livestock industry.
▪ Because the early runoff of snow, heavy rains later in the year presented less threat of floods.
▪ This search for a medical solution, then, may present a serious threat to civil liberties.
▪ The Rams also present an inside threat with 6-2 senior Teresa James.
▪ Despite the foundation of the small national Independent Labour Party in 1893, Labour did not appear to present an irresistible threat.
▪ Women first are presented as bloodsucking threats, then impaled with gusto.
▪ Surely he presented no physical threat to anyone, but it was possible that he had knowledge that was threatening.
▪ His testimony presented a serious political threat to the incumbents on the city council and alienated Leroy from their affections.
▪ He presents a very negative view of Tombstone and the people here.
▪ However, lectures can be used as a stimulus, to present an overall view and to convey enthusiasm about the subject.
▪ Detailing the study of specific groups provides a focus for research components and presents a more coherent view of research efforts.
▪ Nor was he given an opportunity to present his own view of feeling in Washington when he returned to London.
▪ They should appear sincere and candid, presenting their views thoughtfully and convincingly.
▪ The Panel attaches great importance to professional advice to enable the board to present its views fairly and accurately.
▪ In Chapter 6 I present my view of the matter as I see it now.
▪ A little girl presented a basket of flowers to the President's wife.
▪ All of the following data is presented in metric tons.
▪ All passports must be presented to the immigration officer.
▪ Arguello presented his passport to the border guards.
▪ He was lucky enough to get a job presenting "Blue Peter."
▪ Last night Phil Donahue was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award, by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
▪ May I present my parents, Mr. and Mrs. Benning?
▪ Ms Rogers will present her ideas to the Board at next week's meeting.
▪ Please present your boarding card at the gate.
▪ Restaurants take care to present their food with style.
▪ Smiley presents "Changing Rooms," the popular home decorating programme.
▪ The Golden Globe Awards will be presented January 18.
▪ The National Theatre is presenting "King Lear' later this month.
▪ The researchers will present their findings at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society.
▪ The Roxy is presenting a production of "Waiting for Godot" this weekend.
▪ The trophy will be presented by last year's winner, Brett Butler.
▪ This evening PBS presents the first part of a six-part historical drama about the Civil War.
▪ We have been presented with a number of plans and will give careful consideration to all of them.
▪ We shall give you reasonable time to prepare and present your proposals.
▪ Who's going to present the prizes this year?
▪ But the emergence of drug-resistant bacteria has presented a new need for such vaccines, particularly for tuberculosis.
▪ It is useful to present these in tabular form simply adding on an extra column each year.
▪ Lawyers said the prosecution was allowed to present evidence, but that there was no mention of any defence evidence.
▪ The picture of conservation presented here is somewhat oversimplified.
▪ Theories or weak associations are sometimes presented as scientific certainties.
▪ There might be creatures in the universe to whom a thousand-year voyage would present nothing worse than slight boredom....
▪ This presents a different level of quality of service and perhaps even a loss of functionality.
▪ She remembered shopping with her father in that shop for a twenty-first birthday present.
▪ Suppose your favorite uncle proudly tells you that your birthday present is a subscription to the Salmon of the Month Club.
▪ I always regarded that as my Birthday present, of course my happy birthday only lasted about anther hour.
▪ The numbers contain a second birthday present.
▪ And it was a birthday present.
▪ He watched her shop for his birthday present.
▪ Derek, laughing heartily, gave me the key and I let myself in to meet my birthday present.
▪ Children who think mathematically design boats and plan holidays differently, they shop for birthday presents and cook cakes differently.
▪ I dig the garden, or wrap my Christmas presents.
▪ Could that be where the explanation lies as to why she gave her already suicidal husband twin pistols as a Christmas present?
▪ Tomorrow was Christmas Day, and she had only one dollar and eighty-seven cents to buy Jim a Christmas present.
▪ When Jim arrived home from work, Della told Jim what she had done to buy his Christmas present.
▪ Why not make an extra batch for a delectable Christmas present?
▪ Obviously they were trying out a Christmas present.
▪ He was an unwanted Christmas present.
▪ They had sacrificed their greatest treasures to give each other the best possible Christmas present.
▪ Sarella concentrated on choosing a wedding present they would both like and an outfit she could wear again later.
▪ Hatton said something about buying him a record player for a wedding present.
▪ She took a painting some one gave us as a wedding present.
▪ His main task was tastefully to accommodate as many wedding presents into their new homes as was practicable.
▪ At the end of the bed was a small card-table which Changez bought for her as a wedding present.
▪ I was hoping to surprise you - a sort of unexpected wedding present, but it was no good.
▪ Gunnell gave herself the perfect wedding present when she unwrapped an Olympic gold medal in the 400metres hurdles.
▪ Drink on Sunday at - where wedding present?
▪ From time to time he brought them small presents of coffee and sugar, although he was always slightly shy and embarrassed about giving them.
▪ I had to lure her back, bring her presents, ingratiate myself with everyone in the family.
▪ Thank you all for coming this evening, and for bringing such generous presents.
▪ I think of how foolish I have been to bring her this present.
▪ You will never believe this but when they come on a visit they always bring presents for Paula and Graham and Katie.
▪ I was thirty and single, and a handsome, older man loved me and brought me silken presents and poetry.
▪ He hadn't come here to bring her a birthday present!
▪ The price-conscious monarch could have bought presents for the whole family - and still had change from £50.
▪ When Jim arrived home from work, Della told Jim what she had done to buy his Christmas present.
▪ I buy her loads of presents from wherever I am.
▪ He went back to buying her presents.
▪ It had been mutually decided that they should not buy presents for each other.
▪ I need me some money to buy Risa a present.
▪ Tomorrow was Christmas Day, and she had only one dollar and eighty-seven cents to buy Jim a Christmas present.
▪ All I did was use the rents to buy Alice a present.
▪ Needless to say, Hollywood doesn't give away presents without asking for something in return.
▪ Texans rode big Kentucky horses, did not parley or give presents, wore home-spun clothes dyed butternut, and were trigger-happy.
▪ He buys my books to give as presents.
▪ And all the men wanted to take Aileen dancing or give her presents.
▪ Pope was given a leaving present of £25, soon supplemented by a further £25 to his widow.
▪ Two nice new fivers every time, folded neatly, given like a present.
▪ From a medical viewpoint, the outline of viral infection given so far presents much too simple a picture.
▪ The narrator is a figure in transit trying to live in a perceptual present which avoids fixed relations.
▪ When they were together, they both knew how to live just in the present.
▪ And I just can't live in this present.
▪ The point is clear: that town, like the others, could not live only in the present.
▪ Mr Harel may still live in biblical times, but I happen to live in the present.
▪ Of course, we must live in the present, too.
▪ How to live in the present is something that I have thought a lot about.
▪ Having learned from the past, he lives in the present, with one eye on the future.
▪ When he had finished eating, she followed him into the drawing-room and watched him open her present.
▪ I opened all the presents on the bed, and among the wrappings Jasper and I did the things we knew.
▪ Jack opened his presents in the car and we head for home and a tin of lentil soup.
▪ At some point in the evening, we all moved into the living room where the birthday boy opened his presents.
▪ She pushed all thoughts of Julius out of her head, scrambled out of bed, and began to open her presents.
▪ Smaller children open their presents, and older children and grown-ups spend the evening together.
▪ As Prince Charles watches his sons open their presents at Sandringham, his wife will be 80 miles away at Althorp.
▪ It's time to open the presents - A sudden explosion of glass made him jump.
▪ Alison Spiro Permanent hazard Q. I am six weeks pregnant, and have just received a present of some beauty products.
▪ Though the whole family sang, he prospered during the piano lessons he received as a birthday present at age 6.
▪ Especially the ones who thought I was lying, who knew that I could never receive such a magnificent present.
▪ My main memory in this camp was receiving my first Christmas present.
▪ Indeed, Working Together, para 6.19 states that minutes should be sent to all present.
▪ Whenever the Assiniboin sent each other presents of food, they also sent along a little boy to bring back the dish.
▪ Fans send her presents of teddy bears and expensive perfume.
▪ But whenever I mention it, all he does is send her some marvellous present.
▪ He dutifully ceased to send presents, and instead began a systematic investigation of her circumstances.
▪ "What's this?" "It's a present for Valerie - she needs cheering up."
▪ He got a lot of expensive presents for his 21st birthday.
▪ How many birthday presents did you get?
▪ I've bought you all a present!
▪ The knife was a present from his father.
▪ The watch was a present from my mother.
▪ Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer received the award at a star-studded presentation in London last night.
▪ We can't afford to spend much on Christmas presents this year.
▪ After the presents are opened, long-term planners are disoriented and must find new work.
▪ For the present we must return to the adjudicative context within which natural justice and fairness operate.
▪ He followed this up by giving everyone a present.
▪ How they lead us on: we for whom the present is everything, yet never enough!
▪ When Jim arrived home from work, Della told Jim what she had done to buy his Christmas present.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Present \Pre*sent"\, v. i. (Med.) To appear at the mouth of the uterus so as to be perceptible to the finger in vaginal examination; -- said of a part of an infant during labor.


Present \Pre*sent"\, n. (Mil.) The position of a soldier in presenting arms; as, to stand at present.


Present \Pres"ent\, n. [F. pr['e]sent .] Anything presented or given; a gift; a donative; as, a Christmas present.

Syn: Gift; donation; donative; benefaction. See Gift.


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.

    Past and present, wound in one.

  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.

  3. (Gram.) A present tense, or the form of the verb denoting the present tense.

    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.''


Present \Pre*sent"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Presented; p. pr. & vb. n. Presenting.] [F. pr['e]senter, L. praesentare, fr. praesens, a. See Present, a.]

  1. To bring or introduce into the presence of some one, especially of a superior; to introduce formally; to offer for acquaintance; as, to present an envoy to the king; (with the reciprocal pronoun) to come into the presence of a superior.

    Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the lord.
    --Job i. 6

  2. To exhibit or offer to view or notice; to lay before one's perception or cognizance; to set forth; to present a fine appearance.

    Lectorides's memory is ever . . . presenting him with the thoughts of other persons.
    --I. Watts.

  3. To pass over, esp. in a ceremonious manner; to give in charge or possession; to deliver; to make over.

    So ladies in romance assist their knight, Present the spear, and arm him for the fight.

  4. To make a gift of; to bestow; to give, generally in a formal or ceremonious manner; to grant; to confer.

    My last, least offering, I present thee now.

  5. Hence: To endow; to bestow a gift upon; to favor, as with a donation; also, to court by gifts.

    Octavia presented the poet for him admirable elegy on her son Marcellus.

  6. To present; to personate. [Obs.]

  7. In specific uses;

    1. To nominate to an ecclesiastical benefice; to offer to the bishop or ordinary as a candidate for institution.

      The patron of a church may present his clerk to a parsonage or vicarage; that is, may offer him to the bishop of the diocese to be instituted.

    2. To nominate for support at a public school or other institution .

    3. To lay before a public body, or an official, for consideration, as before a legislature, a court of judicature, a corporation, etc.; as, to present a memorial, petition, remonstrance, or indictment.

    4. To lay before a court as an object of inquiry; to give notice officially of, as a crime of offence; to find or represent judicially; as, a grand jury present certain offenses or nuisances, or whatever they think to be public injuries.

    5. To bring an indictment against . [U.S]

    6. To aim, point, or direct, as a weapon; as, to present a pistol or the point of a sword to the breast of another.

      Pesent arms (Mil.), the command in response to which the gun is carried perpendicularly in front of the center of the body, and held there with the left hand grasping it at the lower band, and the right hand grasping the small of the stock, in token of respect, as in saluting a superior officer; also, the position taken at such a command.


Present \Pres"ent\, a. [F. pr['e]sent, L. praesens,-entis, that is before one, in sight or at hand, p. p. of praeesse to be before; prae before + esse to be. See Essence.]

  1. Being at hand, within reach or call, within certain contemplated limits; -- opposed to absent.

    These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.
    --John xiv. 25.

  2. Now existing, or in process; begun but not ended; now in view, or under consideration; being at this time; not past or future; as, the present session of Congress; the present state of affairs; the present instance.

    I'll bring thee to the present business

  3. Not delayed; immediate; instant; coincident. ``A present recompense.'' ``A present pardon.''

    An ambassador . . . desires a present audience.

  4. Ready; quick in emergency; as a present wit. [R.]

  5. Favorably attentive; propitious. [Archaic]

    To find a god so present to my prayer.

    Present tense (Gram.), the tense or form of a verb which expresses action or being in the present time; as, I am writing, I write, or I do write.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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.\n\n \n\n


"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."


Etymology 1

  1. Relating to now, for the time being; current. n. 1 The current moment or period of time. 2 The present tense. Etymology 2

    n. A gift, especially one given for birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries, graduations, weddings, or any other special occasions. v

  2. 1 To bring (someone) into the presence of (a person); to introduce formally. (from 14th

  3. ) 2 (context transitive English) To nominate (a member of the clergy) for an ecclesiastical benefice; to offer to the bishop or ordinary as a candidate for institution. (from 14th c.) 3 (context transitive English) To offer (a problem, complaint) to a court or other authority for consideration. (from 14th c.) 4 (context transitive now rare English) To charge (a person) with a crime or accusation; to bring before court. (from 14th c.) 5 (context reflexive English) To come forward, appear in a particular place or before a particular person, especially formally. (from 14th c.) 6 (context transitive English) To put (something) forward in order for it to be seen; to show, exhibit. (from 14th c.) 7 (context transitive English) To make clear to one's mind or intelligence; to put forward for consideration. (from 14th c.)

  1. adj. temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration; "the present leader"; "articles for present use"; "the present topic"; "the present system"; "present observations" [syn: present(a)] [ant: future, past]

  2. spatial sense; being or existing in a specified place; "the murderer is present in this room"; "present at the wedding"; "present at the creation" [ant: absent]

  1. v. show or demonstrate something to an interested audience; "She shows her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in Washington" [syn: show, demo, exhibit, demonstrate]

  2. bring forward and present to the mind; "We presented the arguments to him"; "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason" [syn: represent, lay out]

  3. perform (a play), especially on a stage; "we are going to stage `Othello'" [syn: stage, represent]

  4. hand over formally [syn: submit]

  5. introduce; "This poses an interesting question" [syn: pose]

  6. give, especially as a reward; "bestow honors and prizes at graduation" [syn: award]

  7. give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her for her birthday?" [syn: give, gift]

  8. deliver (a speech, oration, or idea); "The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students" [syn: deliver]

  9. cause to come to know personally; "permit me to acquaint you with my son"; "introduce the new neighbors to the community" [syn: introduce, acquaint]

  10. represent in a painting, drawing, sculpture, or verbally; "The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting" [syn: portray]

  11. present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize; "We confronted him with the evidence"; "He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions"; "An enormous dilemma faces us" [syn: confront, face]

  12. formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc.

  13. recognize with a gesture prescribed by a miltary regulation; assume a prescribed position; "When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute" [syn: salute]

  1. n. the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech; "that is enough for the present"; "he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow" [syn: nowadays]

  2. something presented as a gift; "his tie was a present from his wife"

  3. a verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking [syn: present tense]

Present (disambiguation)

Present is a time that is neither future nor past, happening now

Present or The Present or Presents may also refer to:

  • Gift, something given free of charge, gratis

Présent is a French newspaper (published five days a week). The paper was founded in 1982. It is close to the French Front National, and follows a traditionalist Catholic editorial line. Jean Madiran was for long its editor in chief and is still involved in it.

Present (band)

Present is a Belgian progressive rock group formed by guitarist Roger Trigaux in 1979.

Present (Yuki Uchida album)

Present is Yuki Uchida's sixth album (including one EP) and first compilation album, including 8 "A-side" and one "B side" songs from her previous singles, one song from her previous album, and two unreleased tracks. It is released in Japan on December 3, 1997 on King Records label (reference: KICS-630). It charted n°33 on Oricon charts.

Present (Bonnie Pink album)

"Present" was Bonnie Pink's sixth studio album released under the Warner Music Japan label on February 19, 2003.

Present (Timbaland & Magoo album)

Timbaland and Magoo: Present is a compilation album released by American hip-hop duo Timbaland & Magoo on March 14, 2005. The collection includes a seventeen-track album, containing a selection of the duo's singles and favourite tracks, as well material from Timbaland's solo album Tim's Bio: Life from da Bassment, packaged with a bonus DVD featuring eleven music videos, including six of the duo's own video clips, plus additional videos by Aaliyah and Justin Timberlake. Six months before the album was released, a promotional taster extended play was released on 12" vinyl. It includes four tracks.

Present (Van der Graaf Generator album)

Present is the ninth studio album by British progressive rock band Van der Graaf Generator, released in 2005. It was the band's first studio album since The Quiet Zone/The Pleasure Dome in 1977, and the first with the 'classic' line-up since World Record in 1976. The Charisma Records label was reactivated for its release, as well as a reissue series of Van der Graaf Generator's back catalog and Peter Hammill's solo releases from 1972-80.

For many years the band's lead singer and principal songwriter Peter Hammill had rejected the idea of a VdGG reunion, but in 2004 (following two one-off, unannounced reunions at Hammill concerts), work began on an official reunion album. Present was the result. It consists of one disc of songs (plus an instrumental, "Boleas Panic"), and one disc of studio improvisations. The band had always improvised in the studio throughout their history, but never before (excepting the bootleg-quality Time Vaults), had these improvisations been officially released.

In 2005, the band embarked on a successful reunion tour. Only two songs from Present, however, were played on the tour: "Every Bloody Emperor" and "Nutter Alert".

Present (Killing Heidi album)

Present is the second studio album by the Australian band Killing Heidi, released in Australia on 25 October 2002 (see 2002 in music). It succeeded the group's enormously successful debut album, 2000's Reflector.

The album received mixed responses from critics: some praised the album's fusion of hard rock songs like "Damage Control" and softer, melodic tunes like " Heavensent"; others claimed Present stuck too closely to the musical formula laid out on Reflector. Commercially, Present did not perform as well as its predecessor, selling only 50,000 copies and achieving Gold certification. Nonetheless, Killing Heidi's second studio album has often been described as a firm favourite among fans.

Two singles were released from Present: "Heavensent" in December 2001 (charting at number twenty-eight) and " Outside of Me" in 2002 (peaked at number twelve). A third album track, "Ammyl (Say What You Wanna Say)", was released to radio in 2003 but was never sold as a commercial single.

Also noteworthy are the uses of instrumental interludes between tracks on Present, known as "Heidiludes". These tracks were short, featuring soft instruments and synths against Ella's distant backing vocals.

It was also released with a limited edition disc. The artwork was the same, except the package was fold out cardboard.

PRESENT (cipher)

PRESENT is a lightweight block cipher, developed by the Orange Labs (France), Ruhr University Bochum (Germany) and the Technical University of Denmark in 2007. PRESENT is designed by Andrey Bogdanov, Lars R. Knudsen, Gregor Leander, Christof Paar, Axel Poschmann, Matthew J. B. Robshaw, Yannick Seurin, and C. Vikkelsoe. The algorithm is notable for its compact size (about 2.5 times smaller than AES).

Present (Aitken)

Present, also known as Future, is a 1935 outdoor sculpture by Robert Ingersoll Aitken, located in front of the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C., in the United States. John Russell Pope served as the sculpture's architect and Edward H. Ratti served as its carver. The sculpture is made of Indiana limestone and measures approximately 20 x 8 x 12 feet, with a base approximately 12 x 12 x 15 feet. Present is a companion piece to Past, also located in front of the National Archives Building.

Usage examples of "present".

We may, however, omit for the present any consideration of the particular providence, that beforehand decision which accomplishes or holds things in abeyance to some good purpose and gives or withholds in our own regard: when we have established the Universal Providence which we affirm, we can link the secondary with it.

Holy Tribunal presented Galileo its draft text of an abjuration for him to speak aloud.

He, therefore, who is known to have lapsed into heresy before his abjuration, if after his abjuration he receives heretics, visits them, gives or sends them presents or gifts, or shows favour to them, etc.

The author is prepared, after careful consideration, to accept and professionally indorse, with few exceptions, the conclusions as to the probable character of the decimating diseases of the passengers and crew of the MAY-FLOWER, so ably and interestingly presented by Dr.

Hotel, and has been attended by the most happy results, yet the cases have presented so great a diversity of abnormal features, and have required so many variations in the course of treatment, to be met successfully, that we frankly acknowledge our inability to so instruct the unprofessional reader as to enable him to detect the various systemic faults common to this ever-varying disease, and adjust remedies to them, so as to make the treatment uniformly successful.

This would mean, according to our present understanding of heredity, an inherited abnormality in one or more enzyme systems and a metabolism that is therefore disordered in some specific manner.

For a long time the abnormality was not believed to exist, and some of the observers denied the proof by postmortem examination of any of the cases so diagnosed, but there is at present no doubt of the fact,--three, four, and five testicles having been found at autopsies.

This came as something of a relief to his crew, who hated to be aboard without him present.

Every action aboard the ship was dissected to see what opportunities it presented.

Symptoms of perivesical abscess were present, and seventeen days after the operation, and fifty days after the introduction of the pencil, the patient died.

They say that his colonial conviction and present sentence to this godforsaken island was for bushranging, after absconding from his assigned place of work.

It is absolutely not an experience not an experience of momentary states, not an experience of self, not an experience of no-self, not an experience of relaxing, not an experience of surrendering: it is the Empty opening or clearing in which all of those experiences come and go, an opening or clearing that, were it not always already perfectly Present, no experiences could arise in the first place.

As such minute doses of the salts of ammonia affect the leaves, we may feel almost sure that Drosera absorbs and profits by the amount, though small, which is present in rainwater, in the same manner as other plants absorb these same salts by their roots.

No angle is present as the ending ridge does not abut upon the curving ridge which envelopes it.

The Pleiades were all abuzz over the advent of their visiting star, Miss Frances Homer, the celebrated monologuist, who, at Eaton Auditorium, again presented her Women of Destiny series, in which she portrays women of history and the influence they brought to bear upon the lives of such momentous world figures as Napoleon, Ferdinand of Spain, Horatio Nelson and Shakespeare.