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 Being a Hong Kong citizen doesn’t help anymore; being rich or social status doesn’t help. 1843, "Writing on the wall: a tour of Hong Kong’s protest graffiti," 6 Dec. 2019 The hurry-up, no-huddle offense is not unique anymore. Wally Hall, Arkansas Online, "WALLY HALL: It's up to Yurachek to end football's losing," 5 Dec. 2019 But White might not have the same thoughts anymore. Nolan King, MMA Junkie, "Dana White reveals he's spoken with Tyson Fury: 'He really is interested in fighting'," 5 Dec. 2019 Terrance Donnels just didn’t have it in him anymore. John Talty | Jtalty@al.com, al, "Why SEC GIF guru ‘LSUFreek’ disappeared," 5 Dec. 2019 That meant Jessing didn’t have a protector anymore. oregonlive, "Fun-loving ‘Torchy’ Jessing ‘autographed’ knife she used to stab gangster boyfriend, becoming 1950s Portland celebrity," 3 Dec. 2019 Jacksonville doesn’t have cornerback Jalen Ramsey anymore to help deal with Tampa’s standout WR duo of Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, who have both already eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards on the season and have combined for 16 scoring receptions. Ken Pomponio, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "NFL Best Bets: Three underdog locks for Week 13," 30 Nov. 2019 Women's Oversized Zip-Up Sherpa Jacket ($28, originally $40; target.com) Blame the Amazon Teddy jacket effect, but there really is no escaping these plush faux sherpa jackets anymore. CNN Money, "All the best Target deals to shop this Black Friday," 29 Nov. 2019 But everybody doesn’t anymore, and the Spurs sort of just have to live with that. Mike Finger, ExpressNews.com, "Aldridge remains a mystery the Spurs don’t try to explain," 10 Nov. 2019

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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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10 Dec 2019

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“Anymore.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anymore. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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anymore

adverb
How to pronounce anymore (audio)

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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