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 Which brings us to the here and now: The brand is launching eyewear, tech accessories, and bags for the first time as part of its Collection 3 with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, 25 May 2022 Having a negative self-perception—feeling ashamed of oneself, for example—is also likely to lead to distraction from the here and now. Arthur C. Brooks, The Atlantic, 19 May 2022 But in the here and now, her timing seems almost perfect for capturing the moment — and with it, similar moments for millions of her listeners. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 May 2022 Fast forward to the here and now, and buzzy brands like Tom Ford, Blumarine, Diesel, Balmain, and Dion Lee have shown iterations of cargos on their runways. Alex Kessler, Vogue, 8 Apr. 2022 The impact, though, isn’t isolated to the here and now. Theo Mackie, The Arizona Republic, 18 Dec. 2021 Much of it is highly sensitive, but only a fraction is ever pertinent to the here and now. Abhishek Agrawal, Forbes, 20 Sep. 2021 According to Rudaz, anyone can start this by introducing small exercises and mindset changes in their everyday lives like: Generating feelings of happiness in the here and now. Mark Travers, Forbes, 1 June 2022 Dystopian dramas invariably have more impact when one foot is firmly planted in the here and now. Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune, 1 June 2022 See More

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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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30 Jun 2022

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“Here and now.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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