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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Presence  \Pres"ence\,  n.  [F.  pr['e]sence,  L.  praesentia  See 
  1.  The  state  of  being  present,  or  of  being  within  sight  or 
  call  or  at  hand;  --  opposed  to  absence. 
  2.  The  place  in  which  one  is  present;  the  part  of  space 
  within  one's  ken,  call  influence,  etc.;  neighborhood 
  without  the  intervention  of  anything  that  forbids 
  Wrath  shell  be  no  more  Thenceforth,  but  in  thy 
  presence  joy  entire.  --Milton. 
  3.  Specifically,  neighborhood  to  the  person  of  one  of 
  superior  of  exalted  rank;  also  presence  chamber. 
  In  such  a  presence  here  to  plead  my  thoughts. 
  An't  please  your  grace,  the  two  great  cardinals. 
  Wait  in  the  presence.  --Shak. 
  4.  The  whole  of  the  personal  qualities  of  an  individual; 
  person;  personality;  especially,  the  person  of  a  superior, 
  as  a  sovereign. 
  The  Sovran  Presence  thus  replied.  --Milton. 
  5.  An  assembly,  especially  of  person  of  rank  or  nobility; 
  noble  company. 
  Odmar,  of  all  this  presence  does  contain,  Give  her 
  your  wreath  whom  you  esteem  most  fair.  --Dryden. 
  6.  Port,  mien;  air;  personal  appearence.  ``Rather  dignity  of 
  presence  than  beauty  of  aspect.''  --Bacon. 
  A  graceful  presence  bespeaks  acceptance.  --  Collier. 
  {Presence  chamber},  or  {Presence  room},  the  room  in  which  a 
  great  personage  receives  company.  --Addison.  ``  Chambers 
  of  presence.''  --Bacon. 
  {Presence  of  mind},  that  state  of  the  mind  in  which  all  its 
  faculties  are  alert,  prompt,  and  acting  harmoniously  in 
  obedience  to  the  will  enabling  one  to  reach,  as  it  were 
  spontaneously  or  by  intuition,  just  conclusions  in  sudden 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  state  of  being  present;  current  existence;  "he  tested 
  for  the  presence  of  radon"  [ant:  {absence}] 
  2:  the  immediate  proximity  of  someone  or  something  "she 
  blushed  in  his  presence";  "he  sensed  the  presence  of 
  danger";  "he  was  well  behaved  in  front  of  company"  [syn:  {front}] 
  3:  an  invisible  spiritual  being  felt  to  be  nearby 
  4:  the  impression  that  something  is  present;  "he  felt  the 
  presence  of  an  evil  force" 
  5:  dignified  manner  or  conduct  [syn:  {bearing},  {comportment}, 
  6:  the  act  of  being  present  [ant:  {absence}] 

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