anymore

adverb
any·​more | \ˌe-nē-ˈmȯr \

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

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Exercise isn't just a leisure-time activity anymore. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "The 2 Things That Will Help Motivate You to Be More Active, According to a New Strava Report," 28 Nov. 2018 There’s barely a pretense at going through the motions of inquiry and evidence anymore. David Roberts, Vox, "The caravan “invasion” and America’s epistemic crisis," 2 Nov. 2018 There were few scientific areas where that was a possibility anymore. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "The Heroes of Science Who Are Unlocking the Brain," 3 Oct. 2018 Bill Cosby may not have a jet anymore after all, a--hole. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "Here's How Much Bill Cosby Is Worth," 25 Sep. 2018 The Democratic machine doesn’t do what it was created to do anymore. Chris Brennan, Philly.com, "The left-wing uprising that led to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's victory in N.Y.? It happened first in Pa. | Clout," 6 July 2018 There’s other drastic changes as well: photographers who post their photos to Marketplace under a Creative Commons license — ie, free of copyright restrictions, meaning that they can be used by anyone — won’t be able to do so anymore. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "500px will no longer allow photographers to license their photos under Creative Commons," 1 July 2018 Prince Philip has retired from public duties and is not often seen in public anymore. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Prince Louis' christening: Pippa, godparents arrive to honor third royal baby," 9 July 2018 The Wolfpack’s Ryan Finley doesn’t get to throw to do-it-all dynamo Jaylen Samuels anymore, but NC State should have a deep receiving corps. Andy Staples, SI.com, "Like It or Not, College Football Is Influencing the NFL," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of anymore

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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anymore

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of anymore

: in the recent or present period of time

anymore

adverb
any·​more | \ˌe-nē-ˈmȯr \

Kids Definition of anymore

: nowadays We never see them anymore.

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