now that

now that

Seeing that, since, as in Now that you're here, you might as well stay for dinner. This usage was first recorded in 1530. For a synonym, see as long as.
See also: now, that
References in classic literature ?
Philip, stirring his punch, thought of his early friendship and his ardent expectation that Hayward would do great things; it was long since he had lost all such illusions, and he knew now that Hayward would never do anything but talk.
It is there that the wise men of old time used to go to get whatever it was they came for to this country, and it is there now that our kings are buried in the Place of Death.
Let me hear from you soon, and I will write again to tell you how we get on; but now that my presence is tolerated, and even required, in the sick-room, I shall have but little time to spare between my husband and my son, - for I must not entirely neglect the latter: it would not do to keep him always with Rachel, and I dare not leave him for a moment with any of the other servants, or suffer him to be alone, lest he should meet them.
An' now that other gang's going up--they're Redhead's.
But some in the women's movement are wondering whether it wasn't NOW that was trivializing women's concerns.
Now that the standard polite flip-through of the neighbors' hospital baby pictures means viewing a bloody color close-up of baby's emerging head and mom's genitalia, you may wonder just what truths about giving birth are still hidden.