at the present
the present time
used by the speaker, without reference to time, to continue a narrative, request, warning, etc.
"Now is a good time to do it"
"it worked up to right now"
"President Kennedy now calls in the National Guard"
"Washington now decides to cross the Delaware"
"the ship is now listing to port"
"it is solely by their language that the upper classes nowadays are distinguished"
"we now rarely see horse-drawn vehicles on city streets"
"today almost every home has television"
"now hear this!"
"now pay attention"
"goods now on sale"
"the now-aging dictator"
"they are now abroad"
"he is busy at present writing a new novel"
"it could happen any time now"
"he answered immediately"
"found an answer straightaway"
"an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith"
"Come here now!"
"Now the next problem is..."
"told me just now"
I can believe now that you could sell little Harry.
出自： H. B. Stowe
Then 'twas the Roman, now 'tis I.
出自： A. E. Housman
It is now Thursday.
出自： V. Woolf
Some elaborate ritual of which nothing now remains.
出自： J. Mitchell
Right now I'm in east Tennessee.