now, now

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Definition of now, now

1 used to tell someone not to be worried or unhappy Now, now, don't cry. Everything will be all right. You'll see!
2 used in speech to express criticism or disapproval in a gentle way Now, now. There's no need to use that kind of language.

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“Now, now.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/now%2C%20now. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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