Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section VI. Time
2. Relative Time
1. Time with reference to Succession
118. Present Time.
THE PRESENT TIME, the present day, the present moment, the present juncture, the present occasion; the times, existing time, time being; twentieth century; crisis, epoch, day, hour.
age, time of life.
PRESENT, actual, instant, current, nonce, latest, existing, that is.
AT THIS TIME, at this moment [See Instantaneity]; at the present time &c. n.; now, at present; at hand.
at this time of day, to-day, now-a-days; already; even now, but now, just now; on the present occasion; for the time being, for the nonce; pro hâc vice [L.]; on the nail, on the spot; on the spur of the moment, on the spur of the occasion.
UNTIL NOW; to this day, to the present day.
Upon this bank and shoal of time.Hamlet
Unborn To-morrow and dead Yesterday.Omar KhayyámFitzgerald