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presently

adverb
     
pres‧ent‧ly formal
1 in a short time [= soon]:
The doctor will be here presently.
Presently, I fell asleep.
2 especially American English at the present time [= now]:
The range of courses presently available has grown.
Your case is presently being investigated.

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