anymore

adverb any·more \ ˌe-nē-ˈmȯr \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

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.

anymore vs. any more

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

  1. I never see them anymore.

  2. they don't sell that kind of sandwich anymore

Recent Examples of anymore from the Web

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First Known Use of anymore

14th century

anymore Synonyms


ANYMORE Defined for English Language Learners

anymore

adverb

Definition of anymore for English Language Learners

  • : in the recent or present period of time


ANYMORE Defined for Kids

anymore

adverb any·more \ ˌe-nē-ˈmȯr \

Definition of anymore for Students

: nowadays
  • We never see them anymore.


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