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'now' - used as a adverb
1. at the present moment
goods now on sale
the now-aging dictator
they are now abroad
it could happen any time now
2. in these times
we now rarely see horse-drawn vehicles on city streets
3. 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
4. (prefatory or transitional) indicates a change of subject or activity
Now the next problem is...
5. used to preface a command or reproof or request
now hear this!
now pay attention
6. without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening
Come here now!
7. in the immediate past
told me just now

'now' - used as a noun
8. the momentary present
Now is a good time to do it
it worked up to right now
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