here and now


: the present time
used with the
man's obligation is in the here and nowW. H. Whyte

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 However, the book seems to suggest that exchanging anecdotes and tales, in the way that Juan and the narrator do, can fortify people who have been marginalized in the here and now, and guide them toward a conception of what could be. Tope Folarin, The Atlantic, 16 Nov. 2023 While some fear artificial intelligence will lead the humanity’s eventual destruction or irrelevance, others are using the technology for more practical purposes in the here and now. Consider Doritos. Bysteve Mollman, Fortune, 4 Nov. 2023 This version of Christianity has toned down the emphasis on the afterlife for an understanding of the world here and now. Elle Hardy, The New Republic, 23 Oct. 2023 Despite the chronic pain, Cloud rolled with the punches, says Lisa, saying her son adapted to his circumstances and always made the best of the here and now. Danielle Bacher, Peoplemag, 6 Oct. 2023 So much of the discussion was focused on concerns and promises outside the periphery—the most extreme dangers and benefits of AI—rather than on adopting a clear-eyed understanding of the here and now. Inioluwa Deborah Raji, The Atlantic, 4 Oct. 2023 Senator Tuberville’s actions are obviously harmful in the here and now. Brynn Tannehill, The New Republic, 14 Sep. 2023 Another attacker comes upon Bear, only this one is a 100 percent real product of the here and now in the form of the episode’s title character, played by the great Graham Greene. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 2 Aug. 2023 In the here and now, the battle within the San Diego County Water Authority continues to rage. Michael Smolens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of here and now was in 1829

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Cite this Entry

“Here and now.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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