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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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 But that’s a far future scenario, so what will the humans in CALSPAN’s L-39s be doing in the here and now? Eric Tegler, Popular Mechanics, "This Jet Will Turn AI Into a Real-World Top Gun," 24 Jan. 2021 Promptly, the pair is strolling through the metropolis basking in the joys of a clandestine affair that feels just right for the here and now. Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times, "Review: ‘Sylvie’s Love’: A Black romantic drama for the ages," 23 Dec. 2020 It’s as though the actual results in the here and now don’t count. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Gordon Monson: Something real good is brewing among the Utes," 12 Dec. 2020 Perhaps this should come as little surprise from Greengrass, a British filmmaker who specializes in urgent dispatches from the here and now, and who has often subjected the myth of American exceptionalism to critical, dispassionate scrutiny. Justin Chang Film Critic, Los Angeles Times, "Review: ‘News of the World,’ Paul Greengrass’ odd-couple western, is an admirable but bumpy ride," 11 Dec. 2020 Anything beyond the here and now feels irrelevant, even ceases to exist. Yasmin Lajoie,, "“Kink Helped My Mental Health”. The Healing Benefits Of BDSM," 1 Dec. 2020 So focus on the here and now and enjoy that walk with your dog, watching a movie under a warm blanket or sipping your favorite latte. Renee Morad, NBC News, "'Happiness Lab' professor Laurie Santos: 5 surefire ways to find joy in 2020," 1 Dec. 2020 Fans of the Spenser stories have seen Hawk in the novels and on the 80s television series Spenser for Hire, but Duke's portrayal is grounded in the here and now. Ineye Komonibo,, "How Spenser Confidential‘s Winston Duke Is Defying Hollywood Stereotypes," 9 Mar. 2020

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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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2 Mar 2021

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“Here and now.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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