right now


Definition of right now

2 : at present

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Synonyms & Antonyms for right now


anymore, currently, now, nowadays, presently, today


before, formerly, long, once, then

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Examples of right now in a Sentence

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But right now, Opera 60’s VPN offers that service, entirely for free. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Opera 60 debuts with a free, faster VPN, and Netflix hasn't blocked it yet," 10 Apr. 2019 There’s a lander on its way to the moon right now, and it wasn’t sent by any government space agency. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "XPrize Will Award Moon Landing Company $1 Million," 1 Apr. 2019 It’s early days for the new spin-off right now, so there’s no premiere date to start the countdown towards just yet. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "What Is 'Katy Keene' About? This 'Riverdale' Spin-Off Is Star-Studded," 12 Mar. 2019 What’s clear right now is that Fortnite isn’t just going after Battlefield. Patricia Hernandez, The Verge, "Fortnite adds planes and now people are playing it like Battlefield," 6 Dec. 2018 Film adaptations of West Side Story, Cats, and In the Heights are all currently in production right now, following in the successful footsteps of projects like Chicago, Hairspray, and Les Misérables. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Guys and Dolls Is Set to Return to the Big Screen," 27 Mar. 2019 Understandably, the first half of this formulation is getting the most attention right now, but the second half is equally important for America’s leaders and citizens to keep in mind in the months ahead. Gerald F. Seib, WSJ, "Mueller Report Clears President Trump—but Not President Putin," 25 Mar. 2019 Amtrak is having a buy one, get one free sale on tickets right now! Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Amtrak Is Having a Massive 2-for-1 Sale Just in Time for Valentine's Day," 14 Feb. 2019 How to Wear 21 Slides From white sneakers to fleece jackets, practical pieces are ruling fashion right now. Glamour, "5 Different Ways to Wear a Jumpsuit This Spring," 15 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of right now

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of right now was in the 14th century

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an act or instance of returning to life

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