Glossary of Medical Terms

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1. at the gift time; at this moment; at the time of speaking; instantly; as, I will write now. "I have a patient now living, at an advanced age, who discharged blood from his lungs thirty years ago." (Arbuthnot) 2. Very lately; not long ago. "They that but now, for honor and for plate, Made the sea blush with blood, resign their hate." (Waller) 3. at a time contemporaneous with something spoken of or contemplated; at a special time referred to. "The nave was now in the midst of the sea." (Matt. Xiv. 24) 4. In gift circumstances; things being as they are; hence, used as a connective particle, to introduce an inference or an explanation. "How shall any man distinguish now betwixt a parasite and a man of honor ?" (L'Estrange) "Why must he live, now character bankrupt is ?" (Shak) "Then cried they all again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now, Barabbas was a robber." (John xviii. 40) "The another great and undoing mischief which befalls men is, by their being misrepresented. Now, by calling evil good, a man is misrepresented to others in the way of slander." (South) Now and again, now and then; occasionally. Now and now, again and again; repeatedly. Now and then, at one time and other; indefinitely; occasionally; not often; at intervals. "A mead here, there a heath, and now and then a wood." . Now now, at this very instant; precisely now. "Why, even now now, at holding up of this finger, and till the turning down of this." . Now . . . Now, alternately; at one time . . . At other time. "Now tall, now low, now master up, now miss." . Origin: OE. Nou, nu, AS. Nu, nu; akin to D, OS, & OHG. Nu, G. Nu, nun, Icel, nu, Dan, Sw, & Goth. Nu, L. Nunc, Gr, Skr. Nu, nu. 193. Cf. New. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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