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currently

[kur-uh nt-lee, kuhr-] /ˈkɜr ənt li, ˈkʌr-/
adverb
1.
at the presenttime; now:
She is currently working as a lab technician.
Origin of currently
1570-1580
First recorded in 1570-80; current + -ly
Can be confused
currently, immediately, momentarily, now, presently, soon (see synonym study at immediately; see usage note at presently)
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  • Finally, the quantity of some words has been altered to the values currently accepted as correct.

    Beowulf Unknown
  • It was currently reported in the camp they were treated very humanely.

  • I'm currently checking stuff that looks like residual organic, and am not too happy about it.

    Competition James Causey
  • No end to it, is about the way in which he was currently quoted.

    The Paliser case Edgar Saltus
  • The boy she was currently dating had not called her up for three days.

    Herein is Love

    Reuel L. Howe
Word Origin and History for currently
adv.

"at the present time," 1570s, from current (adj.) + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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