these days

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these days (not comparable)

  1. Currently, at present.
    These days everyone can make a movie using their mobile phone, which we didn't use to be able to do.
    • 1945 January and February, A Former Pupil, “Some Memories of Crewe Works—III”, in Railway Magazine, page 14:
      However, apart from all this, the Chief was a grand old man, belonging to a class of individualists which seems to be dying out in these days, when standard behaviour seems to be as prevalent as standard designs.
    • 2013 June 1, “A better waterworks”, in The Economist[1], volume 407, number 8838, page 5 (Technology Quarterly):
      An artificial kidney these days still means a refrigerator-sized dialysis machine. Such devices mimic the way real kidneys cleanse blood and eject impurities and surplus water as urine.

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Normally said when comparing to habitual things in the past (in those days)


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