(noun.) the momentary present; 'Now is a good time to do it'; 'it worked up to right now'.
(adv.) used to preface a command or reproof or request; 'now hear this!'; 'now pay attention'.
(adv.) at the present moment; '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'.
(adv.) 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'.
(adv.) in the immediate past; 'told me just now'.
(adv.) (prefatory or transitional) indicates a change of subject or activity; 'Now the next problem is...'.
(adv.) At the present time; at this moment; at the time of speaking; instantly; as, I will write now.
(adv.) Very lately; not long ago.
(adv.) At a time contemporaneous with something spoken of or contemplated; at a particular time referred to.
(adv.) In present circumstances; things being as they are; -- hence, used as a connective particle, to introduce an inference or an explanation.
(a.) Existing at the present time; present.
(n.) The present time or moment; the present.
ad. At this time, at once, at this moment, at present.
adv. at the present time: at this time or a little before.—conj. but: after this: things being so.—n. the present time.—advs. Now′adays in days now present.—Now—now at one time—at another time.
- Father's a sweeter singer than ever; you'd never have forgotten it, if you'd aheard him just now. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.
- Now, Mr. Hilton Cubitt, please continue your most interesting statement. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯归来记.
- They possess significance only as movements toward something away from what is now going on. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- You have now a--hum--a great position to support. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.
- All Russia now is a huge experiment in that dictatorship (August, 1920). 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- He would have taken it before now, I believe, but for Fledgeby. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- That inscription is now erased. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- Now, what do you think? 查尔斯·狄更斯. 雾都孤儿.
- Why, my dear lad, I am even now courting the Nine, and turning Aristophanes into good English verse. 弗格斯·休姆. 奇幻岛.
- You have already done me good, and you and I are now, I hope, sworn friends. 哈里特·威尔逊. 哈里特·威尔逊回忆录.
- Every vestige of the gentler thoughts which had filled her mind hardly a minute since seemed to be swept from it now. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- But now he is finished. 欧内斯特·海明威. 丧钟为谁而鸣.
- Every day, now, old Scriptural phrases that never possessed any significance for me before, take to themselves a meaning. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- Now, I am going to examine you out of my own head. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- Rivers and pipes have their metres, so that now the velocity and volume of rivers and streams are measured and controlled, and floods prevented. 威廉·亨利·杜利特. 世纪发明.