- 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.