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Answer for the clue "This very minute", 3 letters:
now

Alternative clues for the word now

"In"

Immediately

Chic

Trendy

"Move it!"

Right away

Noted rights grp.

Equality grp.

This instant

At the present

"Get going!"

"Immediately!"

At once

Cousin of "Well..."

"___ what?"

Rights org. since 1966

"On the double!"

Parent's order

End of a parent's order

"I said ___!"

When, for an eager beaver

Children's prayer starter

E.R.A. backers

"This instant!"

Feminist org. since 1966

Right this minute

Impatient cry

"Whaddya waitin' for?!"

See 56-Down

At this moment

"Stat!"

Parental imperative

"I said - ___!"

When repeated, a phrase of reproof

When repeated, a calming phrase

The time for action, often

Diva's demand

Straightaway

"A.S.A.P.!"

As matters stand

Partner of again

Partner of then

Without hesitation

"It can't wait!"

Not the past or the future

Currently

First word of "Richard III"

"I mean ... this instant!"

Oxymoronic lead-in to "then"

"Buy It ___" (eBay option)

Up-to-the-minute

Today

See 5-Across

Present

When repeated, "All right, that's enough!"

Common cue

The momentary present

Eleanor Smeal's org.

"___ hear this!"

Coppola's "Apocalypse ___"

Here's partner

"Up to ___," Al Smith's autobiography

At this time

Present time

Forthwith

This minute

Presently

President Ireland's gp.

Kaltenborn's "Europe ___"

E.R.A. supporter

Without delay

"___ Voyager"

E.R.A. supporters

"_____ is the winter..."

This very second

Feminist gp.

Typing-test beginner

Pres. Smeal's org.

"Both Sides ___," folk-song hit of 1968

When to break a bad habit

"___ Is the Hour"

Women's org.

E.R.A. booster

At this point in time

Feminists' org.

Ford's "Whip Inflation ___"

At present

"___ I lay me . . . "

Then's companion

Feminist org.

Fem. group

Never's counterpart

Word definitions for now in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
I. adverb COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES all together (now) (= used to tell a group of people to all say or do something at the same time ) ▪ Right men. All together now ... Push! bye for now (= used to say that you will see or speak to someone again soon...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Now \Now\ (nou), adv. [OE. nou, nu, AS. n[=u], nu; akin to D., OS., & OHG. nu, G. nu, nun, Icel., n[=u], Dan., Sw., & Goth. nu, L. nunc, Gr. ny`, ny^n, Skr. nu, n[=u]. [root]193. Cf. New .] At the present time; at this moment; at the time of speaking; instantly;...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
a. 1 present; current. 2 (context archaic legal English) At the time the will is written. Used in order to prevent any inheritance from being transferred to a person of a future marriage. Does not indicate the existence of a previous marriage. 3 (context...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English nu "now, at present, immediately; now that," also used as an interjection and as an introductory word; common Germanic (Old Norse nu , Dutch nu , Old Frisian nu , German nun , Gothic nu "now"), from PIE *nu "now" (cognates: Sanskrit and Avestan...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. the momentary present; "Now is a good time to do it"; "it worked up to right now"

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Now commonly refers to the present time. Now , NOW , or The Now may also refer to:

Usage examples of now.

They all shuffle, all these strange lonely children of God, these mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, husbands and wives whose noisy aberrations are safely muffled now by drugs.

And now I am a recreant, and he who aided and abetted me in my asseverations of independence remains faithful.

I will not wear thy soul with words about my grief and sorrow: but it is to be told that I sat now in a perilous place, and yet I might not step down from it and abide in that land, for then it was a sure thing, that some of my foes would have laid hand on me and brought me to judgment for being but myself, and I should have ended miserably.

Now he thought that he would abide their coming and see if he might join their company, since if he crossed the water he would be on the backward way: and it was but a little while ere the head of them came up over the hill, and were presently going past Ralph, who rose up to look on them, and be seen of them, but they took little heed of him.

I will abide thee on a good horse with all that we may need for the journey: and now I ask leave.

But now hold up thine heart, and keep close for these two days that we shall yet abide in Tower Dale: and trust me this very evening I shall begin to set tidings going that shall work and grow, and shall one day rejoice thine heart.

It was now late in the afternoon, and Ralph pondered whether he should abide the night where he was and sleep the night there, or whether he should press on in hope of winning to some clear place before dark.

I will now go and skin that troll who went so nigh to slay thee, and break up the carcase, if thou wilt promise to abide about the door of the house, and have thy sword and the spear ready to hand, and to don thine helm and hauberk to boot.

Now Ralph, he and his, being kNown for friends, these wild men could not make enough of them, and as it were, compelled them to abide there three days, feasting them, and making them all the cheer they might.

But so please you I will not abide till then, but will kneel to him and to his Lady and Queen here and now.

For I spake with thee, it is nigh two years agone, when thou wert abiding the coming of our Lady in the castle yonder But now I see of thee that thou art brighter-faced, and mightier of aspect than aforetime, and it is in my mind that the Lady of Abundance must have loved thee and holpen thee, and blessed thee with some great blessing.

Joining in the conversation also helped to take her mind off the nightmarish phantasm that was now abiding somewhere within her unsettled self.

Hutchinson has little leisure for much praise of the natural beauty of sky and landscape, but now and then in her work there appears an abiding sense of the pleasantness of the rural world--in her day an implicit feeling rather than an explicit.

Now that the words were out and there was no abjuration possible, she felt as if her bones were made of sand.

I should hereafter act in contravention of this abjuration, I here and now bind and oblige myself to suffer the due punishments for backsliders, however sever they may be.