now Idioms & Phrases


As now

  • just now. Obs. Chaucer.
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Ere now

  • formerly, heretofore. Shak.
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Every now and then

  • adverb occasionally
    every so often.
    • every so often she visits her father
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  • at short intervals; occasionally; repeatedly; frequently. Colloq.
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good now

Good" now"

Definitions
  1. An exclamation of wonder, surprise, or entreaty. Obs. Shak.
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here and now

  • noun at this time
    moment; present moment.
    • the disappointments of the here and now
    • she is studying at the moment
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Just now

  • adverb only a moment ago
    just.
    • he has just arrived
    • the sun just now came out
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  • the least possible time since; a moment ago.
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Now . . . now

  • alternately; at one time . . . at another time. "Now high, now low, now master up, now miss." Pope.
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Now and again

  • adverb now and then or here and there
    on occasion; once in a while; now and again; occasionally; at times; from time to time.
    • he was arrogant and occasionally callous
    • open areas are only occasionally interrupted by clumps of trees
    • they visit New York on occasion
    • now and again she would take her favorite book from the shelf and read to us
    • as we drove along, the beautiful scenery now and then attracted his attention
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  • now and then; occasionally.
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Now and now

  • again and again; repeatedly. Obs. Chaucer.
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Now and then

  • adverb now and then or here and there
    on occasion; once in a while; now and again; occasionally; at times; from time to time.
    • he was arrogant and occasionally callous
    • open areas are only occasionally interrupted by clumps of trees
    • they visit New York on occasion
    • now and again she would take her favorite book from the shelf and read to us
    • as we drove along, the beautiful scenery now and then attracted his attention
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  • at one time and another; indefinitely; occasionally; not often; at intervals. "A mead here, there a heath, and now and then a wood." Drayton.
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Now now

  • adverb interjection of rebuke
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  • at this very instant; precisely now. Obs. "Why, even now now, at holding up of this finger, and before the turning down of this." J. Webster (1607).
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til now

  • adverb used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time
    til now; so far; heretofore; hitherto; thus far; until now; as yet; yet.
    • So far he hasn't called
    • the sun isn't up yet
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Till now

  • to the present time.
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until now

  • adverb used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time
    til now; so far; heretofore; hitherto; thus far; until now; as yet; yet.
    • So far he hasn't called
    • the sun isn't up yet
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up to now

  • adverb used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time
    til now; so far; heretofore; hitherto; thus far; until now; as yet; yet.
    • So far he hasn't called
    • the sun isn't up yet
  • adverb prior to the present time
    to date.
    • no suspect has been found to date
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