1) At the present time, immediately or promptly, meanings which it retained into the late seventeenth century.

1642 take a branch of a willowe or saugh-tree and sticke it into the grownd, and it will take presently, Elmswell

1669 he desired ... that they should hide the iron and bring no more to light at once then what they presentlie wrought, Wickersley.

dates 1642 1669

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