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the period of time that is happening now
a quality that makes you feel as though something is happening now and that you are involved in it
used for emphasizing that you are talking about the present time or situation
in the present or modern times
even now, after a very long time
at this moment
the present moment
… a language for human communication which has been invented and has not developed naturally
the gear that you use for driving a vehicle very slowly
spectacles; boiled sweets, candy; soft aniseed-flavoured jelly sweets coated with blue and pink sugar sprinkles
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