Presentively
Presentive Pre*sent"ive, a. (Philol.) Bringing a conception or notion directly before the mind; presenting an object to the memory of imagination; -- distinguished from symbolic. [1913 Webster]

How greatly the word ``will'' is felt to have lost presentive power in the last three centuries. --Earle. [1913 Webster] -- {Pre*sent"ive*ly}, adv. -- {Pre*sent"ive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • presentive — presentively, adv. presentiveness, n. /pri zen tiv/, adj. Semantics. notional (def. 7). [1870 75; PRESENT2 + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • presentive — presentively, adv. presentiveness, n. /pri zen tiv/, adj. Semantics. notional (def. 7). [1870 75; PRESENT2 + IVE] …   Useful english dictionary

  • presentive — /prəˈzɛntɪv/ (say pruh zentiv) adjective Obsolete belonging to a class of words which express clear concepts, as distinct from symbolic words, which express relations between concepts; notional. –presentively, adverb –presentiveness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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