[ UK /nˈa‍ʊ/ ]
[ US /ˈnaʊ/ ]
  1. at the present moment
    goods now on sale
    it could happen any time now
    they are now abroad
    the now-aging dictator
    he is busy at present writing a new novel
  2. used to preface a command or reproof or request
    now pay attention
    now hear this!
  3. without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening
    an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith
    Come here now!
    he answered immediately
    found an answer straightaway
  4. in these times
    we now rarely see horse-drawn vehicles on city streets
    today almost every home has television
    it is solely by their language that the upper classes nowadays are distinguished
  5. (prefatory or transitional) indicates a change of subject or activity
    Now the next problem is...
  6. in the historical present; at this point in the narration of a series of past events
    President Kennedy now calls in the National Guard
    the ship is now listing to port
    Washington now decides to cross the Delaware
  7. in the immediate past
    told me just now
  1. the momentary present
    Now is a good time to do it
    it worked up to right now
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How To Use now In A Sentence

  • What we do not know are the precise weighting of factors that go into why prices increase at any particular time.
  • Some were members of Turkey's elite military class known as "pashas," a title of respect harking back to Ottoman military commanders Monday for allegedly planning to blow up mosques in order to trigger a military takeover and overthrow the WN.com - Photown News
  • I'm just a little bit caught in the middle. Life is a maze and love is a riddle, I don't know where to go, can't do it alone.
  • Anybody who has tried to follow a rigorous diet will know how easy it is to lapse back into bad habits. Times, Sunday Times
  • Spending on a perennial effort to expand gambling at race tracks, known as "racino," increased four-fold to about $620,000 in 2010. StarTribune.com rss feed
  • I just know that one beer bash was fine, two was tolerable, and the third was just a way to eat up time on Memorial Day.
  • Concentration now had to be aimed at the means of transporting the aircraft from the field to the carrier in Glasgow.
  • The Pepper Street gang, of which Jackie was the acknowledged leader, was not a gang of drug-selling hoods.
  • The poor bugger has nowhere else to sleep.
  • Before you know it, all the Sandy Clarks and Billy Starks doing the media rounds are back in business until the next time they are given their jotters for failing to meet fans' expectations.
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