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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Bonus: Most of these products are available at the drugstore for less than $20 right now. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "The Best Edge Control Products For Frizz, According to Professionals," 4 Jan. 2019 And of course, candles aren't the only things on deep discount right now. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "Save Big On Candles At The Bath & Body Works Semi-Annual Sale," 28 Dec. 2018 But right now, the company won’t say whether Project Stream will transform into a consumer product. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Google is giving away Assassin’s Creed Odyssey for free if you demo Project Stream," 18 Dec. 2018 Some of the year's best movies are released around Christmas, but the film everyone's buzzing about right now is actually a Netflix original called Dumplin', which has nothing to do with the holidays at all. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Did You Recognize Jimmy Kimmel's Wife Molly McNearney in 'Dumplin''?," 15 Dec. 2018 Unfortunately, the site is super busy right now (everyone wants to see their grids), so going on the app will allow for faster results. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "These Apps Will Reveal Your Best Instagram Posts of 2018 and You Need To Try Them," 13 Dec. 2018 But right now, that Surface Laptop 2 model is actually $50 less than the same model of the first-generation Surface Laptop on Amazon. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft's '12 Days of Faves' deals knock the Surface Laptop 2 price down to a fantastic $799," 13 Dec. 2018 There aren't any treatment options out there right now that can affect the proteins believed to be at the root of Alzheimer's disease progression, Dr. Tan explains. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "How Exactly Do Different Kinds of Alzheimer’s Medications Work?," 6 Dec. 2018 Reissues of ’90s records are legion right now, but this is not one to feel cynical about. Taylor Antrim, Vogue, "Talking to Rebecca Gates of the Spinanes, as Manos—a Lost ’90s Indie Rock Classic—Gets a Deluxe Reissue," 5 Dec. 2018

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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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