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    now - Dictionary definition and meaning for word now

    Definition
    (noun) the momentary present
    Example Sentence
    • Now is a good time to do it
    • it worked up to right now
    Definition
    (adv) in the historical present; at this point in the narration of a series of past events
    Example Sentence
    • President Kennedy now calls in the National Guard
    • Washington now decides to cross the Delaware
    • the ship is now listing to port
    Definition
    (adv) in these times
    Synonyms : nowadays , today
    Example Sentence
    • it is solely by their language that the upper classes nowadays are distinguished
    • we now rarely see horse-drawn vehicles on city streets
    • today almost every home has television
    Definition
    (adv) used to preface a command or reproof or request
    Example Sentence
    • now hear this!
    • now pay attention
    Definition
    (adv) at the present moment
    Synonyms : at present
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adv) without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening
    Example Sentence
    • he answered immediately
    • found an answer straightaway
    • an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith
    • Come here now!
    Definition
    (adv) (prefatory or transitional) indicates a change of subject or activity
    Example Sentence
    • Now the next problem is...
    Definition
    (adv) in the immediate past
    Example Sentence
    • told me just now
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