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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While the season is getting underway, as of right now most are not picking strawberries. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan-grown strawberries are arriving late and here's why," 7 June 2019 And how about this from Adi, who dismissed one of the excuses the club could be using right now: That they're depleted by Gold Cup call-ups. Patrick Brennan, Cincinnati.com, "Takeaways: In FC Cincinnati's own words + player ratings from the NYC FC loss in MLS," 7 June 2019 Mount Shasta towers over Northern California right now like a giant ice diamond. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "Planning a trip to California’s far north this summer? Read this first.," 7 June 2019 Mulvaney is arguably the most competent senior member of the Trump administration right now. Jonah Goldberg, National Review, "USS John S. McCain Episode Speaks Volumes about Trumpism," 5 June 2019 The Roadster is thought to be on the other side of the sun from us right now, about three-quarters of the way around its first solar orbit, said Jon Giorgini, a senior analyst at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Marcia Dunn, The Seattle Times, "SpaceX launches mega rocket, lands all 3 boosters," 14 Apr. 2019 Turkey currently has about two F-35 jets right now, and Turkish pilots are training to fly the jets at bases in the American Southwest. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The U.S. Is Pausing Deliveries of F-35 Equipment to Turkey," 3 Apr. 2019 But that right now, this very second, this is the gift. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Joanna Gaines’s New Year’s Resolution Is Something Everyone Should Adopt This Year," 3 Jan. 2019 How are Benjamin Moore customers using high-gloss paint right now? Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "Everything You Need to Know About High-Gloss Paint," 22 May 2019

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First Known Use of right now

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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