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anon

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adverb \ə-ˈnän\

Definition of anon

  1. 1 :  soon, presently … tomorrow will be here anon. — Nathaniel Hawthorne

  2. 2 :  after a while :  later more of that anon

  3. 3 archaic :  at once :  immediately

Examples of anon in a Sentence

  1. I will answer his letter anon.

  2. be ready—we will begin our Yuletide Boar's Head Feast anon

Origin and Etymology of anon

Middle English, from Old English on ān, from on in + ān one — more at on, one


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ANON Defined for English Language Learners

anon

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adverb

Definition of anon for English Language Learners

  • : in a short time


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