now come difficult negotiations aimed at preventing the crisis from reoccurring.
now the island is coming back, bigger and more luxurious than ever.
The crisis we face now is financed by the same people from whom you buy your Christmas toys.
now the hackers, with their reference to the 9/11 attacks, suggest they are prepared to kill.
He joked about the media, which his daughter has now joined.
But she wanted to make it clear, too, that she knew now that she would never marry him.
It was almost the only way he had now of keeping in touch personally with his workmen.
But no matter for that now; only that I would that Robin Hood were here to advise us.
Perhaps Charlie would have been able to have helped him now.
For these men were working night and day now—making their fortunes.
Old English nu "now, at present, immediately; now that," also used as an interjection and as an introductory word; common Germanic (cf. Old Norse nu, Dutch nu, Old Frisian nu, German nun, Gothic nu "now"), from PIE *nu "now" (cf. Sanskrit and Avestan nu, Old Persian nuram, Hittite nuwa, Greek nu, nun, Latin nunc, Old Church Slavonic nyne, Lithuanian nu, Old Irish nu-). Perhaps originally "newly, recently," and related to the root of new.
Often merely emphatic; non-temporal usage (cf. Now, then) was in Old English. The adjective meaning "up to date" first recorded 1967, but the word was used also as an adjective in Middle English with the sense "current" from late 14c. Now and then "occasionally" is from 1530s; now or never attested from 1550s.
Up-to-date; very much au courant; thoroughly modern: tripping out on now words/ the Right On, Now Generation (1967+)