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 for nowadays
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nowadays \Now"a*days`\ (nou"[.a]*d[=a]z`), adv. [For now on (OE.
     an) days. See A-, 1.]
     In these days; at the present time.
     [1913 Webster]
           What men of spirit, nowadays,
           Come to give sober judgment of new plays? --Garrick.
     [1913 Webster] Noways

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adv 1: 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" [syn:
             nowadays, now, today]
      n 1: the period of time that is happening now; any continuous
           stretch of time including the moment of speech; "that is
           enough for the present"; "he lives in the present with no
           thought of tomorrow" [syn: present, nowadays]

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