here and now


Definition of here and now

: the present time used with theman's obligation is in the here and now— W. H. Whyte

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Examples of here and now in a Sentence

while we can plan for the future, we must first deal with the here and now
Recent Examples on the Web Closer to the here and now, Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched another 60 satellites for its planned Spacelink Internet service. Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, "Waymo Is Still an Expensive Science Project in Search of a Business," 7 Jan. 2020 But beyond the here and now, U-M faces plenty of uncertainty. Rainer Sabin, Detroit Free Press, "Should Michigan football play for present or future vs. Alabama in Citrus Bowl?," 23 Dec. 2019 Mindfulness clears the clutter and forces an engagement with the here and now. The Economist, "Hippie Inc: how the counterculture went corporate," 29 Nov. 2019 When asked about last year, the Gophers clam up or deflect, preferring to tuck most of those memories into their subconscious and focus on the here and now. Andy Greder, Twin Cities, "Gophers’ Redemption Tour 2019 faces one more hurdle in Maryland," 24 Oct. 2019 Meanwhile the Chilean people are so angry about the here and now. Time, "What Happens Next in the Chile Protests," 15 Nov. 2019 The flooding of the future is being defined here and now, in the glittering sea below. Jonathan Nackstrand, National Geographic, "Greenland's melting ice may affect everyone's future," 15 Oct. 2019 Our phones, on the other hand, with their capacity for perpetual distraction, eagerly fill in holes for us, with insistent news feeds reminding us of topsy-turvy 9/11 journeys in the here and now. Los Angeles Times, "Review: Cellist Maya Beiser and dancer Wendy Whelan in a 9/11 work like no other," 20 Oct. 2019 Based on the here and now, Inter have just doubled their lead., "Comparing Inter and Juventus' Starting Lineups Ahead of Sunday's Potential Early Title Decider," 29 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of here and now

1829, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of here and now was in 1829

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11 Jan 2020

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“Here and now.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 20 January 2020.

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