now (something), now (something else)
At one time or in one instance being one way, and then at another time being a completely different way. The manager keeps changing his outlook on the project, now really hopeful, now very pessimistic.
See also: now
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now... now...at one time... at another time...: Her moods kept changing — now happy, now sad.
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