[ˈpreznts] or [ˈprɛznts]
- His hat presents at the rims a peculiar appearance of a glistening nature, as if it had been a favourite snail-promenade. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- But I liked my presents, and I wanted more. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- He rarely makes presents; he has never made presents to us. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- For blasting purposes also it presents the promise of possible utilization. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- It presents an assignment of something to be done--something to be tried. John Dewey. Democracy and Education.
- Were they presents from Mrs. Cholmondeley? Charlotte Bronte. Villette.
- And here the second consideration presents itself. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- The most noble, I ought to say the most gracious, the Duke of Devonshire once sent me two presents! Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- At the shore, where the ice has been partly forced out along the banks, it will be full of grass, leaves, pebbles and sticks, and presents a broken and frosted appearance. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- I have such innumerable presents from him that it is quite impossible for me to value or for him to remember half. Jane Austen. Mansfield Park.
- Are you fond of presents? Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre.
- In general, it presents us with an almost complete reversal of the classic doctrine of the relations of experience and reason. John Dewey. Democracy and Education.
- She puts the book down, takes another book up, turns the leaves, and presents the portrait to Twemlow. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- I was born with the tastes of a lady, and he gratified them--in other words, he admired me, and he made me presents. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- Now, my friends, proceeds Mr. Chadband, since I am upon this theme-- Guster presents herself. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- His kindness to his little cousin was consistent with his situation and rights: he made her some very pretty presents, and laughed at her. Jane Austen. Mansfield Park.
- Whatever has the greatest influence is most taken notice of; and whatever is most taken notice of, presents itself most readily to the imagination. David Hume. A Treatise of Human Nature.
- It presents, therefore, much less difficulty in the insulation of the wires than frictional electricity, whilst the rapidity of its transmission is for practical purposes equally efficient. Frederick C. Bakewell. Great Facts.
- They never see, whether for good or bad, more than one side of any question; and that is, always, the one which first presents itself to them. Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist.
- To the lay mind a storage battery presents itself in the aspect of a device in which electric energy is STORED, just as compressed air is stored or accumulated in a tank. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- Those presents, it seems to have been supposed, could more easily be abolished altogether, than effectually regulated and ascertained. Adam Smith. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
- Jos never sent us such presents, I am sure, and grudges us everything. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- When he is doing this the crab presents a very funny appearance. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- One day Dan happened to mention that he thought of buying three or four silk dress patterns for presents. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- Francis Bacon presents an almost perfect example of the union of naturalistic and humanistic interest. John Dewey. Democracy and Education.
- It is well that the Sol is not far off, for Mr. Weevle presents an apoplectic appearance before half the distance is accomplished. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- Mr. Guppy presents it, saying, Jobling, my boy, there it is! Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- Externally it presents the appearance of some curious, uncouth, cast iron box, which, to the uninitiated, piques the curiosity, and when opened adds no explanation of its real character. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- The first part of Mrs. Gardiner's business on her arrival was to distribute her presents and describe the newest fashions. Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice.
- However this may be, the phenomena which it presents are both interesting and instructive. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.