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NOWADAYS. adv.

NOWADAYS. adv.

NOWADAYS. adv. [This word, though common and used by
the best writers, is perhaps barbarous.] In the present age.
Not so great as it was wont of your,
It’s nowadays, ne half so straight and fore. Hubberd.
Reason and love keep little company together nowadays.
Shakespeare’s Midsummer’s N. Dream.
It was a vestal and a virgin fire, and differed as much from
that which passes by this name nowadays, as the vital heat
from the burning of a fever. South’s Sermons.
Such are those principles, which by reason of the bold
cavils of perverse and unreasonable men, we are nowadays
put to defend. Tillotson, Serm. I.
What men of spirit nowadays,
Come to give sober judgment of new plays. Garrick’s Ep.