anymore

adverb
any·​more | \ ˌe-nē-ˈmȯr How to pronounce anymore (audio) \

Definition of anymore

1 : any longer I was not moving anymore with my feet— Anaïs Nin
2 : at the present time : now, nowadays Hardly a day passes without rain anymore.

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Synonyms & Antonyms for anymore

Synonyms

currently, now, nowadays, presently, right now, today

Antonyms

before, formerly, long, once, then

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Anymore vs. Any More: Usage Guide

Although both anymore and any more are found in written use, in current writing anymore is the more common styling. Anymore is regularly used in negative No one can be natural anymore. — May Sarton , interrogative Do you read much anymore? , and conditional If you do that anymore, I'll leave. contexts and in certain positive constructions. The Washingtonian is too sophisticated to believe anymore in solutions. — Russell Baker In many regions of the U.S. the use of anymore in sense 2 is quite common in positive constructions, especially in speech. … everybody's cool anymore. — Bill White Every time we leave the house anymore, I play a game called "Stump the Housebreaker." — Erma Bombeck The positive use appears to have been of Midland origin, but it is now reported to be widespread in all speech areas of the U.S. except New England.

Examples of anymore in a Sentence

I never see them anymore. they don't sell that kind of sandwich anymore

Recent Examples on the Web

No one is allowed in Sansweet's collection alone anymore. Alexander Huls, Popular Mechanics, "The Great Star Wars Heist," 7 Mar. 2019 At 34 and with her knees simply refusing to cooperate anymore, the 2010 downhill Olympic champion and the four-time overall World Cup title winner pushed out of the start gate for a final time at the world championships Sunday in Sweden. Pat Graham, The Seattle Times, "Cold feat: Vonn’s legacy not solely defined by wins, crashes," 10 Feb. 2019 By 2039, the Supreme Court basically doesn’t matter anymore. . . WSJ, "Notable & Quotable: The Courts!," 8 Jan. 2019 Austin Rivers won’t be playing for his dad, Doc Rivers, anymore after the Clippers traded him to the Wizards. Alysha Tsuji, For The Win, "Austin Rivers reflects on playing for his dad after trade to Washington," 27 June 2018 The film portrays a New York that doesn’t really exist anymore—for one thing, Brooklyn Heights is full of bankers now. Vogue, "The 55 Best Romantic Comedies of All Time," 1 Feb. 2019 Investors aren’t hiding out in the consumer-staples sector anymore. Jessica Menton, WSJ, "Consumer-Staples Stocks Fall Out of Favor as Investors Embrace Risk," 30 Jan. 2019 After seeing how great Colton was with the kids, Elyse isn't worried about the age difference anymore. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, "The Bachelor Season 23, Episode 3 Recap: Elyse for Bachelorette?," 21 Jan. 2019 Then Betty brings up Jughead, and Ethel doesn’t think Jughead is into Betty anymore because of their kiss in the bunker (which Betty calls out as blackmail). Jessica Macleish, Teen Vogue, ""Riverdale" Recap Season 3 Episode 7: Why Has No One Noticed Betty Is Missing?," 6 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of anymore

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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anymore

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English Language Learners Definition of anymore

: in the recent or present period of time

anymore

adverb
any·​more | \ ˌe-nē-ˈmȯr How to pronounce anymore (audio) \

Kids Definition of anymore

: nowadays We never see them anymore.

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