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At this time vs This time

at this timeat present; now:

  • A local man is under suspicion but there isn’t enough evidence to justify an arrest at this time.

Note: The expression is not equivalent in meaning to the phrase at this time of day—in present circumstances; when things have reached the stage they now have:

  • It’s no good changing our minds at this time of day; we ought to have done that before.

this timeon this occasion:

  • With the new scroll placed on the bulletin board, all may see who made the honor roll this time.