We recommend that, if you are buying a cot, do make sure that any metal present is not rusted or bent in any way.
adj. the present day：当今；目前
art from the period of Giotto to the present day
monastic music of the present day
adj. to be present：在场；出席
Some two hundred people were present to witness the event.
The whole family was present.
There was a photographer present.
He had been present at the dance.
Nearly 85% of men are present at the birth of their children.
He wasn't present at the meeting.
Will all those present who were not here last week, please raise their hands.
The bacterium is naturally present in large numbers in the intestine.
This form of vitamin D is naturally present in breast milk.
The present study carries the story forward into the 1960s.
the government's present economic difficulties
He has brought much of the present crisis on himself.
the present political climate
The present system has many failings.
the present situation
No statement can be made at the present time.
n. (there's) no time like the present：没有比此刻更好的时机；现在正是时候；参见：presents
No time like the present, I thought, despite the late hour.
Don't wait until New Year to resolve to organise your life. There's no time like the present.
n. at present：目前；眼下
At present, children under 14 are not permitted in bars.
I don't want to get married at present.
There is no way at present of predicting which individuals will develop the disease.
They should try to live in the present a bit more instead of always dwelling on the past.
n. the present：现在；目前
We have to come to terms with the present.
his struggle to reconcile the past with the present
Then her thoughts would switch to the present.
continuing right up to the present
Sanctions should remain in place for the present.
Don't forget to get a present for your mother's birthday.
I'm going to buy a present for my nephew.
This book would make a great Christmas present.
The carpet was a wedding present from the Prime Minister.
Just look at the present he's given me!
I'll make you a present of a new car.
vt. to present arms：举枪致敬
vt. to present itself：突然出现
A further obstacle has presented itself, however.
Was he going to do it again if the opportunity presented itself?
Their colleagues insulted them whenever the opportunity presented itself.
vt. to present sth with sth：向…赠予…
to present a university with a foundation scholarship
vt. to present yourself：（尤指在特定的时间和地点）到场
We presented ourselves to the authorities promptly.
She was told to present herself at the Town Hall at 11.30.
vt. to present yourself：（自我）表现
all those tricks which would help him to present himself in a more confident way in public
Scottish Opera presents a startling new production of the operatic drama The Turn of the Screw.
`University Link', compiled and presented by Dr Brian Smith
She presents a monthly arts programme on the BBC.
May I present Mr Rudolph Wallace?
I'd like to present our guest speaker, Janice Wilkinson.
He was presented to the Queen at a reception at Buckingham Palace.
Fox stepped forward and presented him to Jack.
We presented the information in a variety of chart forms.
Parsons presents us with a beguilingly simple outline of social evolution.
We were presented with a fait accompli.
This presents something of a problem.
The future will present many challenges.
The new laws on tax present a threat for small businesses.
This summer school presents an opportunity to experience all aspects of dance.
Public policy on the family presents liberals with a dilemma.
In presenting a more professional image, the party risks losing its individuality.
Presenting a calm and dignified face to the world at large
Prince Michael of Kent presented the prizes.
The Awards were presented by Sir Robin Day.
The mayor presented him with a gold medal at an official city reception.
Professor Brown will be presenting the findings at the Beatson International Cancer Conference today.
We presented three options to the unions for discussion.
The group intended to present this petition to the parliament.
Her lawyer wanted to present her in the most favourable light.
It was really only speculation presented as fact.
The government has presented these changes as major reforms.
One of them presented himself as an ecologist.
The British like to present themselves as a nation of dog-lovers.
vi. to present with sth：显露病症【医】
She presented with postnatal depression.
She presents well in public.
adj. the present tense：（一般）现在时