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Also, at this point in time or at this juncture or at this moment. Now, as in At this point in time we don't need a new refrigerator. Even wordier synonyms for “now” than at present, all four phrases imply that what is the case now may not always have been so or may not remain so. For example, At this point she is by far the best athlete on the circuit implies that she may not have been the best in the past or may not be in the future. Similarly, Buying a new car seems prudent at this juncture indicates that this purchase may not have been wise in the past and may not be at some future time. Also see at that point.

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On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.
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