current (adj.) Old form(s): currant
[as of a coin] authentic, genuine, valid
2H4 II.i.120[Lord Chief Justice to Falstaff, of repaying the Hostess for debt and villainy] the one you may do with sterling money and the other with current repentance
R2 I.iii.231[John of Gaunt to King Richard, of time] Thy word is current with him for my death
R3 I.ii.84[Anne to Richard] thou canst make / No excuse current but to hang thyself
R3 I.iii.255[Queen Margaret to Dorset] Your fire-new stamp of honour is scarce current
TNK I.i.216[Theseus to Hippolyta] I stamp this kiss upon thy current lip [or: departing lip]
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