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He is now 48 years old.
She’s been very sick, but she’s much better now.
The meeting should have finished by now.
I’ve never been to a formal dinner party before now, and I’m not quite sure how to behave.
Nancy will be working full-time from now on.
The rule will take effect as of now.
Prices will remain unchanged for now.
Goodbye for now.
Until now, we’ve had very mild weather this winter.
Right now I’m not interested in dating – I need to spend some time alone.
“Can I ask you a question?” “Not now – I’m busy.”
Now is the time to look forward, make plans for the future, and work together.
If everyone else is finished in the bathroom, I’ll take my shower now.
“Can you call me back?” “No, I need to talk to you right now.”
We ran down the road and past the house, which was now hidden in the darkness.
Now come on, tell me what’s been happening.
Don’t forget now – call me tomorrow.
Now that’s what I like about Harry – he’s always cheerful.
I’m expecting the package any day now.
He’ll be coming home any minute now.
Now and then I receive letters from my former students.
She comes to New York every now and again.
She was reading the report carefully, now smiling, now frowning.
“I could have gotten the tickets for half price!” “Now you tell me!”
What is it now? I’m trying to work.
This is the American English definition of now. View British English definition of now.
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