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1‘I'm afraid I'm extremely busy now, but I could see you in the morning’
at the moment, at present, just now, right now, at the present time, at the present moment, at this time, at this moment in time, currently, here and now
North American presently
British informal at the minute
2‘television is now the main source of political information for most people’
nowadays, today, these days, in this day and age
in the present climate, things being what they are, in the present circumstances
3‘it would be best if you leave now’
at once, straight away, right away, right now, this minute, this instant, immediately, instantly, directly, without further ado, without more ado, promptly, without delay, as soon as possible
tout de suite
informal pronto, straight off, a.s.a.p., toot sweet
archaic straightway, instanter
‘as of now, cigarettes are banned in this house’
from this time on, from now on, from now onwards, henceforth, henceforward, from this day forward, in future
‘that will be all for now, thank you’
for the time being, for the moment, for the present, for the meantime, for a little while
for the nonce
‘I promise I will, but not now’
later, later on, sometime, one day, some day, one of these days, at some time in the future, at a future date, at a future time, one of these fine days, sooner or later, in due course, by and by, eventually, ultimately
‘I go and stay with my sister now and again’
occasionally, now and then, from time to time, sometimes, every so often, every now and again, at times, on occasion, on occasions, on the odd occasion, once in a while, every once in a while
at intervals, periodically, on and off
once in a blue moon
ever and anon
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