1 adv If you say that something is presently happening, you mean that it is happening now.
ADV before v, ADV group
She is presently developing a number of projects..., The island is presently uninhabited...
2 adv You use presently to indicate that something happened quite a short time after the time or event that you have just mentioned.
WRITTEN ADV with cl
Presently, a young woman in a white coat came in...
3 adv If you say that something will happen presently, you mean that it will happen quite soon.
FORMAL ADV after v
`Just take it easy,' David said. `You'll feel better presently.'
Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild
anon (archaic) before long, by and by, erelong (archaic or poetic) in a minute, in a moment, in a short while, pretty soon (informal) shortly, soon
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