Origin of now
Related formsnow·ness, noun
Definition for now (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for now
Submission is set in a France seven years from now that is dominated by a Muslim president intent on imposing Islamic law.
His discourse is now more detailed: submission, which is the meaning of islam in Arabic, gives him a kind of enjoyment.
He looks like a man who should have had kids, but now never will.
And now, similarly, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee: "Bend over and take it like a prisoner!"Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I wonder what that lady is doing now, and if she knows what she set in motion with Archer?‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Evil is devised against you—evil you are powerless now to resist.Pabo, The Priest|Sabine Baring-Gould
I shall take my own course now; without the smallest consideration for your crotchets.Perlycross|R. D. Blackmore
They're always telling me the world is changed, and I begin to see it now.'Lord Kilgobbin|Charles Lever
Now I had never thought of such a thing until he suggested it.The Story of Scraggles|George Wharton James
Finding that the propeller would now work, Captain Williamson gave orders for full speed astern.First at the North Pole|Edward Stratemeyer
British Dictionary definitions for now
- (sentence connector) used to preface an important remark, the next step in an argument, etc
- (interjection) an expression of mild reproofnow then, don't tease!
- used as a transitional particle or hesitation wordnow, I can't really say
- used for emphasisnow listen to this
- used at the end of a command, esp in dismissalrun along, now
Word Origin for now
Idioms and Phrases with now
In addition to the idioms beginning with now
- now and again
- now or never, it's
- now that
- now you're talking
- any day (now)
- every now and then
- here and now
- just now