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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pres·ent·ly /ˈprɛzṇtli/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pres·ent·ly adv.
 1. At present; at this time; now. [Obs.]
    The towns and forts you presently have.   --Sir P. Sidney.
 2. At once; without delay; forthwith; also, less definitely, soon; shortly; before long; after a little while; by and by.
    And presently the fig tree withered away.   --Matt. xxi. 19.
 3. With actual presence; actually . [Obs.]
    His precious body and blood presently three.   --Bp. Gardiner.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv 1: in the near future; "the doctor will soon be here"; "the
             book will appear shortly"; "she will arrive
             presently"; "we should have news before long" [syn: soon,
              shortly, before long]
      2: at this time or period; now; "he is presently our ambassador
         to the United Nations"; "currently they live in
         Connecticut" [syn: currently]