Macbeth Soliloquy Glossary: Is this a dagger which I see before me (2.1.33-61)
And take the present horror from the time (56)
The noise of the stones reveal Macbeth's movement toward Duncan, and thus his evil intentions. The sound cuts through the "present horror", i.e. the dreadful silence, from the time that suits it best -- the dead of night.
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