present-day

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present-day (not comparable)

  1. In existence now; current or contemporary.
    • 1936, Rollo Ahmed, The Black Art, London: Long, page 19:
      Antlers and horns have been the insignia of devils and black magicians from time immemorial, and are worn by present-day witch doctors.
    • 1960 February, Cecil J. Allen, “Locomotive Running Past and Present”, in Trains Illustrated, page 110:
      As for the present diesel main line units of 2,000 to 2,300 h.p. on the London Midland and Western Regions, they can offer little more than the maintenance of present-day schedules - well below modern European speed standards - [...].
    • 1963 April, “Chepstow Bridge is rebuilt”, in Modern Railways, page 265, photo caption:
      The new bridge (6) gives headroom of 13ft at high tide, sufficient for present-day river traffic.

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