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  • n  the momentary present
    it worked up to right now
  • r  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
  • r  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
  • r  used to preface a command or reproof or request
    now hear this!
    now pay attention
  • r  at the present moment
    goods now on sale
    the now-aging dictator
    they are now abroad
    it could happen any time now
  • r  without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening
    Come here now!
  • r  (prefatory or transitional) indicates a change of subject or activity
  • r  in the immediate past
    told me just now

  • Are you itching to take a vacation but feeling temporarily light in the wallet? A few airlines now allow you to purchase tickets on layaway.
  • Now is the time to move forward together, start progressing America.
  • And right now cars, for example, we know that typically you need about 14 million cars for this population - and right now only 9 million are being sold every year.
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