in these times
it is solely by their language that the upper classes nowadays are distinguished- Nancy Mitford; we now rarely see horse-drawn vehicles on city streets; today almost every home has television
without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening
he answered immediately; found an answer straightaway; an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith; Come here now!
(adv) at present
at the present moment
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