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Definitions of now

  1.   in the immediate past; " told me just now"
  2.   But: after this: things being so.
  3.   without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening; " he answered immediately"; " found an answer straightaway"; " an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith"; " Come here now!"
  4.   Very lately; not long ago.
  5.   At the present time; at this moment; at the time of speaking; instantly; as, I will write now.
  6.   At once; at the present time.
  7.   The present time.
  8.   Since; seeing that; now that.
  9.   at the present moment; " goods now on sale"; " the now- aging dictator"; " they are now abroad"; " he is busy at present writing a new novel"; " it could happen any time now"
  10.   At the present time: at this time or a little before.
  11.   At the present time; very lately.
  12.   without delay; with no time intervening; " he answered immediately"; " found an answer straightaway"; " an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith"; " Come here now!"
  13.   The present time or moment.
  14.   The present time or moment; the present.
  15.   ( prefatory or transitional) indicates a change of subject or activity; " Now the next problem is..."
  16.   At the present time; as, the danger is now over; quite recently; as, he left just now; in the immediate future; at once; as, I am going now; under the circumstances; as, now, what will you do.
  17.   used to preface a command or reproof or request; " now hear this!"; " now pay attention"
  18.   the momentary present; " Now is a good time to do it"; " it worked up to right now"
  19.   This being the case; after this, Now and then, at one time and another.
  20.   Existing at the present time; present.
  21.   At a time contemporaneous with something spoken of or contemplated; at a particular time referred to.
  22.   in these times; " it is solely by their language that the upper classes nowadays are distinguished"- Nancy Mitford; " we now rarely see horse- drawn vehicles on city streets"; " today almost every home has television"
  23.   Things being so.
  24.   But; then; things being so.
  25.   ( prefatory or transitional) " Now the next problem is..."
  26.   At this time; at one time.
  27.   in the historical present; at this point in the narration of a series of past events; " President Kennedy now calls in the National Guard"; " Washington now decides to cross the Delaware"; " the ship is now listing to port"
  28.   In present circumstances; things being as they are; - hence, used as a connective particle, to introduce an inference or an explanation.

Quotes of now

  1. Is now the time to legalize prostitution? – Harry Anderson
  2. It's wonderful to have the most important thing in the world there first thing in the morning. And especially in this business, where the opportunity to think everything is about you is there every day, now I really know that it isn't all about me. – Kate Beckinsale
  3. So you get kind of addicted to a revenue stream, and then all of a sudden it goes away, now the problem is worse than it was before. – Craig Benson
  4. And for every project, because it takes years, you can see the early drawings and collages as just a simple, vague idea, and through the years and through the negotiations of getting the permit, you see that every detail is now clarified. – Christo
  5. Throughout the day no time for memorandums now Go ahead! Liberty and independence forever. – Davy Crockett
  6. We obviously need more love in the world. And we obviously need more compassion and understanding. Our leaders need to really address these issues properly now – Dave Davies
  7. The rules are changed now there's not any way to build a team today. It's just how much money you want to spend. You could be the world champions and somebody else makes a key acquisition or two and you're through. – Whitey Herzog
  8. I've lost many of my best friends... I'm going to satisfy myself now not the critics, not even my friends. – Elia Kazan
  9. Salary arbitration is probably in place- was put in place then and probably is in place now because I supported it. – Bowie Kuhn
  10. We will go on tour, that will be a boost for me. After that I can focus on LaToya. If I didn't have them, so many people would be coming at me right now and I wouldn't know what to do. – LaToya London
  11. I made stupid decisions as a kid, or as a young adult, but I'm trying to be now I'm trying to take this lemon and make lemonade. – Kevin Mitnick
  12. Journalism was looked upon as a more noble thing than it is now I don't know if it carries the same cachet that it did then. – Pat Oliphant
  13. And then lo and behold IBM, Apple and Motorola took an ad in all the newspapers, double page ad, and said, announcing the chip that they were now able to manufacture it and that they were going to kill Intel. – Arthur Rock
  14. I'm just trying to keep things simple, and just be a little more offhand and not get so deep into things. Enjoy what you got right now because who knows what's going to happen tomorrow. – Bob Seger
  15. The sea has now changed from it's natural, to river coloured water, the probable consequence of some streams falling into the bay, or into the ocean to the north of it, through the low land. – George Vancouver

Usage examples for now

  1. Who are you, now – Birds in the Bush by Bradford Torrey
  2. “ I 'm goin' right now – Susan Clegg and Her Neighbors' Affairs by Anne Warner
  3. You may go now sir. ” – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  4. Ah yes, I understand now – The Everlasting Arms by Joseph Hocking
  5. And now sir, we can go. ” – A Hungarian Nabob by Maurus Jókai
  6. “ I can see it all now – The Secrets of Potsdam by William Le Queux
  7. Now mind you don't, then. ” – Bird of Paradise by Ada Leverson
  8. Oh, what is going to happen now – The Story of Calico Clown by Laura Lee Hope
  9. Oh, yes, now I know you! ” – Andreas Hofer by Lousia Muhlbach
  10. You 'quit her now – The Reclaimers by Margaret Hill McCarter
  11. Where was he going now – The Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  12. What is she up to now – The Greater Inclination by Edith Wharton
  13. And I want to know it now – The Heritage of the Hills by Arthur P. Hankins
  14. But I know it now – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
  15. Now she knew that it was not so. ” – Kildares of Storm by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  16. Now Mr. Clavering, what is it? ” – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  17. Well, now I do. ” – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  18. And now this is what I want to tell you. ” – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  19. Think we all go see Miss Barbara now – The Yellow God An Idol of Africa by H. Rider Haggard
  20. “ " So, that's right," he said; " get up now – Hunger by Knut Hamsun

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