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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His Milwaukee Brewers have the best record in the National League right now. Dave Hyde, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Hyde5: Would Carmelo Anthony really help the Heat?," 9 July 2018 The intensity of right now, the days before, is that combination of not knowing what the next turn will be, exactly, while knowing that whatever happens will be epic and extraordinary. Laurent Dubois, The Atlantic, "France’s Ghosts Return for the World Cup," 14 July 2018 Then again, there could be worse signs for American business and the economy right now. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "Why an Antitrust Farce Must Continue," 13 July 2018 But the biggest political newsletters right now come from news organizations like Axios and Politico. Emily Dreyfuss, WIRED, "Judd Legum Wants to Fix News With a Newsletter," 12 July 2018 Here’s what the map looks like right now: The new season also means a new battle pass, which includes new unlockables and challenges and, uh, the option to play golf or basketball with friends. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "Fortnite season 5 introduces temporal rifts, golf carts, and new locations," 12 July 2018 And there is so much headroom to improve things in government right now. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full transcript: Matt Cutts of the U.S. Digital Service on Recode Decode," 12 July 2018 There’s a bigger force that’s protecting your purpose right now. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, "Weekly Horoscopes July 16-22," 13 July 2018 University of Miami coach Mark Richt and his vaunted 2018 signing class, nicknamed #Storm18, should be collectively beaming right now. Susan Miller Degnan, miamiherald, "UM football enrolls final member of vaunted 2018 signing class as fall camp looms," 11 July 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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to reject or criticize sharply

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