• an Asiatic Chief is Presented to KhnÛmhotpÛ By Nofirhoptu, and by Khiti, the Superintendent of The Huntsmen
    an Asiatic Chief is Presented to KhnÛmhotpÛ By Nofirhoptu, and by Khiti, the Superintendent of The Huntsmen
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n presentment a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view "the presentation of new data","he gave the customer a demonstration"
    • n presentment an accusation of crime made by a grand jury on its own initiative
    • n presentment a document that must be accepted and paid by another person
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Present Cathedral, Cologne Present Cathedral, Cologne
Bringing a present of flowers Bringing a present of flowers
Past and Present Members for Woodstock Past and Present Members for Woodstock

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The elephant, as a symbol of the US Republican Party, was originated by cartoonist Thomas Nast and first presented in 1874.
    • Presentment Setting forth to view; delineation; appearance; representation; exhibition. "Power to cheat the eye with blear illusion,
      And give it false presentment ."
    • Presentment The act of presenting, or the state of being presented; presentation. "Upon the heels of my presentment ."
    • Presentment (Law) The notice taken by a grand jury of any offence from their own knowledge or observation, without any bill of indictment laid before them, as, the presentment of a nuisance, a libel, or the like; also, an inquisition of office and indictment by a grand jury; an official accusation presented to a tribunal by the grand jury in an indictment, or the act of offering an indictment; also, the indictment itself.
    • Presentment (Law) The official notice (formerly required to be given in court) of the surrender of a copyhold estate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first seeing-eye dog was presented to a blind person on April 25, 1938.
    • n presentment The act of presenting, or the state of being presented; presentation.
    • n presentment Anything presented or exhibited; appearance; likeness; representation.
    • n presentment In law: A statement by a grand jury of an offense from their own knowledge or observation, without any bill of indictment laid before them: as, the presentment of a nuisance, a libel, or the like, on which the prosecuting officer must afterward frame an indictment, before the party presented can be put to answer it. In a more general sense, presentment comprehends inquisitions of office and indictments.
    • n presentment The formal information to the lord, by the tenants of a manor, of anything done out of court.
    • n presentment The presenting of a bill of exchange to the drawee for acceptance, or of a bill to the acceptor, or of a note to the maker, for payment.
    • n presentment Eccles., a formal complaint made by the authorities of a parish to the bishop or archdeacon at his visitation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: William Howard Taft had a bathtub that could hold four people installed in the white because he couldn't fit into the present one.
    • n Presentment act of presenting: the thing presented or represented:
    • n Presentment (law) notice taken of an offence by a grand-jury from their own knowledge or observation: accusation presented to a court by a grand-jury
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  • Theodore Roosevelt
    “When they call the roll in the Senate, the senators do not know whether to answer present or not guilty.”
  • Edgar Cayce
    Edgar Cayce
    “When ye are prepared for a thing, the opportunity to use it presents itself.”
  • George Macdonald
    “The best preparation for the future is the present well seen to, and the last duty done.”
  • Lily Walters
    Lily Walters
    “The success of your presentation will be judged not by the knowledge you send but by what the listener receives.”
  • Sarah Knowles Bolton
    Sarah Knowles Bolton
    “Forget the past and live the present hour.”
  • Jean De La Bruyere
    “Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present -- which seldom happens to us.”


No time like the present - If people say that there's no time like the present , they believe that it is far better to do something now than to leave it for later, in which case it might never get done.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. præsentārepræsens.


In literature:

I received this magnificent present quite at a loss to find words to thank my mistress with for the honour she had done me.
"The Moonstone" by Wilkie Collins
Presently I felt a heavy hand on my shoulder.
"The Crossing" by Winston Churchill
Presently his eye caught sight of the group of cowboys whom he had before noticed with such interest.
"Desert Gold" by Zane Grey
They were presented at court and commented upon in the Row and the Bois.
"The Shuttle" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Presently, if you escape a stray bullet, you will no doubt be a Brigadier.
"Greenmantle" by John Buchan
Presently I came to a barge lying by the bank; the boatman was in it.
"Wild Wales Its People, Language and Scenery" by George Borrow
Microscopic examination of the exuded blood showed usual constituents present.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
I am afraid we present opportunities to people to do wrong, that never ought to be presented.
"David Copperfield" by Charles Dickens
There smoked and meditated a person in khaki, an engineer, who presently took an interest in Bert's machine.
"The War in the Air" by Herbert George Wells
Every day confirmed him in his present modes of thinking and acting.
"Wieland; or The Transformation" by Charles Brockden Brown

In poetry:

But man, all feeling and awake,
The gloomy scene surveys;
With present ills his heart must ache,
And pant for brighter days.
"To The Rev. Mr. Newton : An Invitation Into The Country" by William Cowper
May heaven grant it . . . (aside, For that day
I the martyr's crown may merit).
Where at present is Chrysanthus?
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Oh, come to our Communion Feast:
There present, in the heart
As in the hands, th' eternal Priest
Will His true self impart. -
"Gunpowder Treason" by John Keble
The great example they demand
Who still to conquest led the way,
Wishing him present to command,
As they stand ready to obey.
"An Ode - Presented To The King, On His Majesty's Arrival In Holland, After The Queen's Death" by Matthew Prior
Far from this world of toil and strife,
They're present with the Lord;
The labors of their mortal life
End in a large reward.
"Hymn 14" by Noah Calwell W Cannon
When weak, thy refuge seest at hand,
Yet cannot run the length:
'Tis present pow'r to understand
Thy Husband is thy strength.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter I." by Ralph Erskine

In news:

At its Byham Theater concert last night, the company presented a program that was titillating, soothing and refreshing all at the same time.
Wikipedia (we used to quote Webster's Dictionary) describes it as a ritual, belief or object passed down within a society, still maintained in the present, with origins in the past.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, drivers from the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón reflect on what we, as a Series, have to be most thankful for: the fans.
Dyson Racing's Guy Smith set the quickest time in the opening practice for the Baltimore Sports Car Challenge presented by SRT.
Freehold's ' Aloud ' will present youth poetry at Youngstown Nov 17.
Overcome your deipnophobia at The Dinner Party presented by Fear No ART at the Mayne Stage, this month with gumbo by Southern heirloom cooking expert, Big Jones' chef/owner Paul Fehribach—plus microbrew beer and Vosges Chocolate samples.
Utah coach Kyle Whittingham received an early 52nd birthday present when he turned on the television Saturday night and saw Arizona had upset Arizona State.
The 12th annual The 24 Hour Plays On Broadway were presented by Montblanc Nov 12 at 8 PM at the American Airlines Theatre.
Still, higher-end restaurants -- where elaborate, refined presentation and ambiance are more common -- attract most of the attention, from both diners and the media.
A 46-year-old woman presented for medical evaluation due to a 2-month history of increasing difficulty in ambulation , especially getting up out of a chair or climbing stairs.
During the American Civil War , prisoners of war presented major logistical, political and humanitarian challenges to both the Union and the Confederacy.
The bloody American Civil War and its effects on the United States are the focus of a forthcoming reading program, presented by the Idaho Humanities Council in partnership with the Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State.
I've sat through presentation after presentation (and given a couple myself) on the state of the federal estate and gift tax for 2013 and beyond.
A presentation and workshop on digitizing and maintaining papers and records from the founding of Middleway in 1795 to present times will be held on Friday.
CLAREMORE — Continuing its tradition of presenting thrillers during the Halloween season, the Rogers State University Theatre Program will present "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow ," an adaptation written by two RSU students.

In science:

We now present a simpler proof of Mn = Θ(rc ) when d ≥ 3 than the proof presented in .
Monotone properties of random geometric graphs have sharp thresholds
In the case of GRB 030226, strong absorption line systems are present at z = 1.961 and z = 1.984, with C IV and Si IV present, as well as numerous lower ionization species and Lyα.
The Diversity of Gamma-Ray Bursts and the Surroundings of Massive Stars
We postpone numerical applications to a further paper which should contain variants and refined versions of the general algorithms presented in Section 4 of the present paper.
Generalized $C^1$ quadratic B-splines generated by Merrien subdivision algorithm and some applications
In section 6 we present our conclussions, and in the Appendix we present the calculation of the expansion coefficients for the gauge invariant plane waves.
Flat Spacetime Vacuum in Loop Quantum Gravity
Perhaps the most familiar example of a finitely presentable ob ject in a category is a finitely presentable group (finite number of generators and relations) in the category of groups.
Weak Omega Categories I