The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Thirteen – Vocabulary

When I first started reading a number of different Mark Twain stories, one word jumped out to me that he used CONSTANTLY. Though not necessarily essential to understanding the meaning of the story, it certainly helps to understand the meaning since it comes up so often. Today our vocab word for The Prince and the Pauper Chapter 13 is…

PRESENTLY

Keep reading or watch the video below to dive into this word as it is used in The Prince and the Pauper.

PRESENTLY

DEFINITION

(adv) at the present time; after a short time
FACTS/CHARACTERISTICS

Often used as a transition word
EXAMPLES

now
soon
NON-EXAMPLES

in a while
yesterday
hours later

Etymology

(from present)

  • Language of Origin: Old French
  • “present” meaning the present time
  • Language of Origin: Latin
  • “praesentem” meaning present, at hand, in sight; immediate; prompt, instant; contemporary

Sentences/Additional Forms

  • Straightforward sentence: Presently, the guests began to arrive for the party.
  • Sentence from the chapter: “A heavy drowsiness presently fell upon the two comrades.” (p. 70)
  • Other forms: present (n)

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References

https://www.etymonline.com/word/presently#:~:text=presently%20(adv.),%2B%20%2Dly%20(2).

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