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- presence (n.)
- mid-14c., "fact of being present," from Old French presence (12c., Modern French présence), from Latin praesentia "a being present," from praesentem (see present (n.)). Meaning "carriage, demeanor, aspect" (especially if impressive) is from 1570s; that of "divine, spiritual, or incorporeal being felt as present" is from 1660s. Presence of mind (1660s) is a loan-translation of French présence d'esprit, Latin praesentia animi.
- 1. We had kept its presence hidden with a strategically placed chair.
- 2. The presence of a star is already apparent in the early film.
- 3. The soldiers' presence seemed to keep a lid on the violence.
- 4. Mr Battersby was apparently quite unconscious of their presence.
- 5. Nobody was allowed to eat in the Empress Dowager's presence.
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