today

[ tuh-dey ]SEE DEFINITION OF today

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TODAY

Today, better than ever before, we know the aspirations of humankind, and share them.

The most malign of all these dangers today is disregard and disobedience of law.

A regret for the mistakes of yesterday must not, however, blind us to the tasks of today.

It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have.

Today, in a fit of frenzied jealousy, you would have killed me, your brother.

The American people have summoned the change we celebrate today.

We dare not forget today that we are the heirs of that first revolution.

I ask you to share with me today the majesty of this moment.

Today we can declare: Government is not the problem, and government is not the solution.

It now becomes my aim today to lay siege to this town and capture it.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English todæge, to dæge "on (the) day," from to "at, on" (see to) + dæge, dative of dæg "day" (see day). Generally written as two words until 16c., after which it usually was written to-day until early 20c.

Similar constructions exist in other Germanic languages (cf. Dutch van daag "from-day," Danish and Swedish i dag "in day"). German heute is from Old High German hiutu, from Proto-Germanic *hiu tagu "on (this) day," with first element from PIE pronomial stem *ki-, represented by Latin cis "on this side."

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