nowadays

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From now +‎ adays.

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nowadays (not comparable)

  1. At the present time; in the current era. [from 14th c.]
    • 1594, William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, First Folio 1621, Act III, Scene I:
      to say the truth, reason and loue keepe little company together, nowadayes.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.27:
      What is it that now adaies makes all our quarrels mortall?
    • 1762, A. F. Busching, A New System of Geography, volume 4, translated from German, p. 4:
      The appellation of Germany, is seldom used now-a-days any where but in the title of the Emperor and Elector of Mentz.
    • 1945, George Orwell, Animal Farm, chapter 6
      And in his spare moments, of which there were not many nowadays, he would go alone to the quarry, collect a load of broken stone, and drag it down to the site of the windmill unassisted.
    • 2012, Dick Vinegar, The Guardian, 11 Jun 2012:
      My favourite reading nowadays is Pulse, one of the house magazines for GPs.

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