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He is now 48 years old.
She's been very ill, 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.
Having inherited the money, she knew that things would now be much better.
Now that the war is over, there is a lot more food in the shops.
Now I'm back here, I can hardly walk down a street without seeing someone I know.
This is the British English definition of now. View American English definition of now.
happy and positive because you are confident that you will get what you want
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