NOW, adv. 1. At the present time.I have a patient now living at an advanced age, who discharged blood from his lungs thirty years ago.2. A little while ago; very lately.They that but now for honor and for plate, made the sea blush with blood, resign their hate.3. At one time; at another time.Now high, now low, now master up, now miss.4. Now sometimes expresses or implies a connection between the subsequent and preceding proposition; often it introduces an inference or an explanation of what precedes.Not this man, but barabbas; now Barabbas was a robber. John 18. Then said Mich, now I know that the Lord will do me good, seeing I have a Levite for my priest. Judges 17. The other great mischief which befalls men, is by their being misrepresented. Now by calling evil good, a man is misrepresented to others in the way of slander--5. After this; things being so. How shall any man distinguish now betwixt a parasite and a man of honor?6. In supplication, it appears to be somewhat emphatical.I beseech thee, O Lord, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart. 2 Kings 20. 7. Now sometimes refers to a particular time past specified or understood, and may be defined, at that time. He was now sensible of his mistake.Now and then, at one time and another, indefinitely; occasionally; not often; at intervals.They now and then appear in offices of religion.If there were any such thing as spontaneous generation, a new species would now and then appear.2. Applied to places which appear at intervals or in succession.A mead here, ther a heath, and now and then a wood.Now, now, repeated, is used to excite attention to something immediately to happen.
NOW, n. The present time or moment.Nothing is there to come, and nothing past, but an eternal now does ever last.Now a days, adv. In this age.What men of spirit now a days, come to give sober judgment a new plays?[This is a common colloquial phrase, but not elegant in writing, unless of the more familiar kinds.]