Pres"ent*ly (?), adv.

1.

At present; at this time; now.

[Obs.]

The towns and forts you presently have. Sir P. Sidney.

2.

At once; without delay; forthwith; also, less definitely, soon; shortly; before long; after a little while; by and by.

Shak.

And presently the fig tree withered away. Matt. xxi. 19.

3.

With actual presence; actually .

[Obs.]

His precious body and blood presently three. Bp. Gardiner.

 

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