Antonyms for nows

Grammar : Noun
Spell : nou
Phonetic Transcription : naʊ

Definition of nows

Origin :
  • Old English nu "now, at present, immediately; now that," also used as an interjection and as an introductory word; common Germanic (cf. Old Norse nu, Dutch nu, Old Frisian nu, German nun, Gothic nu "now"), from PIE *nu "now" (cf. Sanskrit and Avestan nu, Old Persian nuram, Hittite nuwa, Greek nu, nun, Latin nunc, Old Church Slavonic nyne, Lithuanian nu, Old Irish nu-). Perhaps originally "newly, recently," and related to the root of new.
  • Often merely emphatic; non-temporal usage (cf. Now, then) was in Old English. The adjective meaning "up to date" first recorded 1967, but the word was used also as an adjective in Middle English with the sense "current" from late 14c. Now and then "occasionally" is from 1530s; now or never attested from 1550s.
  • As in mode : noun trend, fad
  • As in present : noun existing time
  • As in rage : noun something in vogue; popular notion
Example sentences :
  • There is the old shepherd, Will, but he only comes into the house by nows and thens.
  • Extract from : « Out in the Forty-Five » by Emily Sarah Holt
  • Shove off, shove off; nows your time, for the under–current is failing her.
  • Extract from : « Cradock Nowell, Vol. 2 (of 3) » by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • Nows our chance to get back while the guns are socking it into em.
  • Extract from : « Grapes of wrath » by Boyd Cable
  • Nows our chance to make an end of this customer for once and all!
  • Extract from : « Bobby Blake on a Plantation » by Frank A. Warner
  • We have also discovered that the longest life is but a succession of nows.
  • Extract from : « Happiness as Found in Forethought Minus Fearthought » by Horace Fletcher
  • Nows my time to run away from my cross mother, Klara said to herself.
  • Extract from : « Maida's Little Shop » by Inez Haynes Irwin
  • We do hear of old Nanny, that cometh by nows and thens for waste victuals, that daft Madge is something sick.
  • Extract from : « Joyce Morrell's Harvest » by Emily Sarah Holt
  • Think you God, that is up in Heaven, taketh note of a white lie or twain, or a few cross words by nows and thens?
  • Extract from : « The White Lady of Hazelwood » by Emily Sarah Holt
  • Bout all anybody can make farmin is plenty to eat and a little to wear long time ago and nows the same way.
  • Extract from : « Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves » by Work Projects Administration
  • The Places have their own nows, the now of the Big Time we're on, but that's different and it's not made for real living.
  • Extract from : « The Big Time » by Fritz Reuter Leiber

Synonyms for nows

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