By now

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Definition

by now: up to this moment
adverb

Examples

  • "It's a solid program all around, the only problem is that it's probably a little out of date by now."
  • "If it weren't for all the perfume in the air, I'd probably be asleep by now."
  • "By now, you've no doubt read the newspapers: devastating earthquakes, deadly floods, fatal epidemics, terrorist attacks, destructive hurricanes and death tolls in the thousands, and that's just on the front page!"
  • "You should know by now that she handles all my appointments."
  • "I hope that you're out of prison by now, because I don't think they let you check your e-mail in there."

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