here and now


Definition of here and now

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

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Synonyms for here and now


moment, now, present, today

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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

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Especially for that 2-year-old, who is utterly in the here and now, in the physicality of everything. Meghan Leahy, Washington Post, "A nanny is the go-to for the kids. How can these parents reconnect?," 6 June 2019 Filter your ears from negativity and assumptions, and try to live in the here and now. Harper's BAZAAR, "Jennifer Aniston: The Naked Truth," 6 May 2019 Just like in the original Hong Kong-set Ten Years and Ten Years Thailand, the most powerful and affecting on-screen prophecies are the ones who most closely resemble the lives and predicaments of the here and now. Clarence Tsui, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Ten Years Taiwan': Film Review," 13 July 2018 Meanwhile, the malaise of the here and now is embodied by Hendrix's nemesis Breezy G (Loonie) and Doc's son Fuentes (Nor Domingo), a corrupt cop who controls the dealers in the neighborhood — including Hendrix's brother-in-law. Clarence Tsui, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Respeto': Film Review," 11 July 2018 Remind your friend of positive accomplishments and experiences happening in the here and now. Meredith Clark, SELF, "Real Women Share the Best and Worst Responses to a Friend Going Through a Breakup," 22 Dec. 2018 Google has made big strides here and now has a display worthy of a flagship. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Pixel 3 XL review—Google software deserves better than this hardware," 15 Oct. 2018 Until then, space farming is already being used in the here and now—to grow weed. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "An Alliance of Plants and Fungus Could Be the Key to Farming in Space," 19 Oct. 2018 Douglas Brenner: Did flashbacks like leaded windowpanes blur your focus on the busy here and now? Douglas Brenner, House Beautiful, "Bill Shakespeare Would Be Proud To Live In This House," 5 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of here and now

1829, in the meaning defined above

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