here and now

noun

: the present time
used with the
man's obligation is in the here and now W. H. Whyte

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Example Sentences

while we can plan for the future, we must first deal with the here and now
Recent Examples on the Web You are allowed to rest into the beautiful moment that is here and now. Meghan Rose, Glamour, 1 Sep. 2022 But there is reality to what energy sources are available here and now. Rob Picheta, CNN, 21 July 2022 Other countries, including our own, may have committed similar crimes, but the existence of wrongs elsewhere is never a justification for wrongs here and now. Michael Walzer, WSJ, 25 Mar. 2022 But even still, show creator D.J. Nash is focusing on the here and now. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 23 Aug. 2022 Gloomy economic forecasts in the bank's statement outweighed the attraction of higher short-term rates in the here and now, said Jane Foley, senior foreign-exchange strategist at Rabobank. Joe Wallace, WSJ, 4 Aug. 2022 The good news is that what my business and many others are doing here and now to preserve a future for our planet also has an immediate reward that can be measured in our books. Yec, Forbes, 1 July 2022 Back in the here and now, more competitors are establishing themselves in EVs—see our story on Ford and General Motors in this issue—and Tesla’s dominance is already slipping. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 23 May 2022 Alone mostly exists in the here and now, and relies on contestants spinning their own tales. Outside Online, 4 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of here and now was in 1829

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Cite this Entry

“Here and now.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/here%20and%20now. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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Last Updated: 22 Sep 2022

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