1. The momentary present (synset 115144861)
    "Now is a good time to do it"; "it worked up to right now"
  1. In the historical present;
    At this point in the narration of a series of past events (synset 400049971)
    "President Kennedy now calls in the National Guard"; "Washington now decides to cross the Delaware"; "the ship is now listing to port"
  2. In these times (synset 400049013)
    "it is solely by their language that the upper classes nowadays are distinguished"; "we now rarely see horse-drawn vehicles on city streets"; "today almost every home has television"
  3. Used to preface a command or reproof or request (synset 400049640)
    "now hear this!"; "now pay attention"
  4. At the present moment (synset 400049758)
    "goods now on sale"; "the now-aging dictator"; "they are now abroad"; "he is busy at present writing a new novel"; "it could happen any time now"
  5. Without delay or hesitation;
    With no time intervening (synset 400049277)
    "he answered immediately"; "found an answer straightaway"; "an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith"; "Come here now!"
  6. (prefatory or transitional) indicates a change of subject or activity (synset 400050296)
    "Now the next problem is..."
  7. In the immediate past (synset 400050223)
    "told me just now"

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