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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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 People are often arguing about things that in Israel are either not problems anymore or are problems that have multiplied twentyfold. Erika Page, The Christian Science Monitor, 6 Jan. 2022 Of course, nothing is beyond dispute anymore — and the book has a chapter on that, too. Jennifer Szalai, New York Times, 3 Jan. 2022 Record numbers of people are quitting their jobs… And what worked before to keep them happy doesn't necessarily work anymore. Ashley Stahl, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021 There were also a ton of features that didn't work anymore. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 12 Dec. 2021 The Photokina industry fair may not happen every September anymore, but this is still the time of year when manufacturers use deep discounts to clear out the previous year's models. Scott Gilbertson, Wired, 27 Nov. 2021 After all, the season three finale had notched 5.2 million viewers back in August 2020, and in this era of perpetual ratings decline — particularly in cable — such enormous year-to-year gains simply don’t happen anymore. Josef Adalian, Vulture, 11 Nov. 2021 That type of campaign doesn’t happen too much anymore. Clayton Davis, Variety, 10 Nov. 2021 But design isn’t exclusive to aesthetics anymore— functionality has become essential. Amanda Lauren, Forbes, 30 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of anymore

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of anymore was in the 14th century

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any number of

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16 Jan 2022

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“Anymore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anymore. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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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 How to pronounce anymore (audio) \

Kids Definition of anymore

: in the recent or present period of time We never see them anymore.

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