Now and again, now and then; occasionally.Now and now, again and again; repeatedly. [Obs.] Chaucer.Now and then, at one time and another; indefinitely; occasionally; not often; at intervals. "A mead here, there a heath, and now and then a wood." Drayton.Now now, at this very instant; precisely now. [Obs.] "Why, even now now, at holding up of this finger, and before the turning down of this." J. WebsterNow . . . now, alternately; at one time . . . at another time. "Now high, now low, now master up, now miss." Pope.

(Now), a. Existing at the present time; present. [R.] "Our now happiness." Glanvill.

(Now), n. The present time or moment; the present.

Nothing is there to come, and nothing past;
But an eternal now does ever last.

(Now"a*days`) adv. [For now on (OE. an) days. See A-, 1.] In these days; at the present time.

What men of spirit, nowadays,
Come to give sober judgment of new plays ?

(No"way` No"ways`) adv. [No, a. + way. Cf. - wards.] In no manner or degree; not at all; nowise.

But Ireland will noways allow that name unto it.

(Nowch) n. See Nouch. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Nowd) n. (Zoöl.) The European gray gurnard [Written also knoud.]

(Now"ed) a. [F. noué, p. p. of nouer to knot, fr. L. nodare. See Nodated.] (Her.) Knotted; tied in a knot, as a serpent.

(Now"el) n. [See Noel.] [Written also noël.]

1. Christmas; also, a shout of joy at Christmas for the birth of the Savior. [Obs.]

2. (Mus.) A kind of hymn, or canticle, of mediæval origin, sung in honor of the Nativity of our Lord; a Christmas carol. Grove.

(Now"el), n. [F. noyau, prop., a kernel. See Noyau, Newel a post.] (Founding) (a) The core, or the inner part, of a mold for casting a large hollow object. (b) The bottom part of a mold or of a flask, in distinction from the cope; the drag.

3. At a time contemporaneous with something spoken of or contemplated; at a particular time referred to.

The ship was now in the midst of the sea.
Matt. xiv. 24.

4. In present circumstances; things being as they are; — hence, used as a connective particle, to introduce an inference or an explanation.

How shall any man distinguish now betwixt a parasite and a man of honor ?

Why should he live, now nature bankrupt is ?

Then cried they all again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now, Barabbas was a robber.
John xviii. 40.

The other great and undoing mischief which befalls men is, by their being misrepresented. Now, by calling evil good, a man is misrepresented to others in the way of slander.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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