right now

adverb

Definition of right now

2 : at present

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Examples of right now in a Sentence

right now we are in the middle of a major home renovation answer my question right now
Recent Examples on the Web Another similar training program is available for Northbrook residents right now through The Josselyn Center. Kaitlin Edquist, chicagotribune.com, "The death of a Northbrook teenager has focused a shattered community’s attention on mental health," 25 Feb. 2021 Especially during a pandemic when my primary interlocutor right now is an eight-year-old—we’re a small family of three. Emily Chan, Vogue, "Naomi Klein on How We Can Help Young People Save the World," 25 Feb. 2021 One thing is clear: Failing to know what your business is worth right now can have negative consequences for your business and personal goals. Tom Cooney And Crystal Faulkner, The Enquirer, "BusinessWise: Know the value of your business," 25 Feb. 2021 The Heat are a good team right now and would continue to improve with the development of all the young talent. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, "ASK IRA: Are the ‘Bubble’ Heat staging an encore?," 25 Feb. 2021 Taking our time and moving methodically is not in alignment with where the country is right now. Mary Carole Mccauley, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore’s two largest museum raise minimum wage to $15 an hour for most employees," 25 Feb. 2021 Big, showy camellias are popping right now in shades of white, pink and deep rose. Los Angeles Times, "How to help keep monarchs from going extinct," 25 Feb. 2021 Others believe testing students is needlessly stressful right now. Erin Richards, USA TODAY, "Standardized tests are back. They'll feel different and many students won't take them.," 25 Feb. 2021 Perhaps the only position where this dynamic exists on offense right now, but one of the most obvious examples on the entire roster. Nathan Baird, cleveland, "Ohio State football has no choice but to trust young talent more in 2021," 25 Feb. 2021

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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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Last Updated

27 Feb 2021

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“Right now.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/right%20now. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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