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

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And then conspiracy theories aren’t fringe anymore. Leah Sottile, Longreads, "Chapter Five: The Remnant," 20 July 2019 Tobacco is not a cash crop for them anymore, which is good for public health but bad for the farmers. Marc Peruzzi, Outside Online, "Floyd Landis Still Has a Lot to Say," 19 July 2019 That neat-as-a-pin, everything-in-its-place design does not exist anymore. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "Here's What Elaine Griffin Wants You to Know About Diversity in Design and Decorating," 18 July 2019 Mainstream pop culture didn’t have a place for my narrative anymore. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, "Angelica Ross calls Pose representation a 'shift of power' in Queering the Script clip," 18 July 2019 At some point, the massive investment in time and Advil needed to compete to the utmost just isn’t worth it anymore. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Doc's Morning Line: By midnight July 24, the Reds will have charted their course.," 17 July 2019 An irate New Yorker, a wolf tattoo on his bicep, shouted about how men have no rights anymore. Dan Zak, Washington Post, "Evening in America: What it felt like on Trump’s 4th of July," 5 July 2019 Mall staying busy during slow summers Black Friday and the holiday rush aren't enough for malls anymore. Joshua Bowling, azcentral, "Arrowhead mall in Glendale is defying the odds. Here's the secret to its success," 5 July 2019 As if the excitement for Lion King couldn’t grow anymore. James Love, Essence, "Pandora Creates A Limited-Edition Lion King Collection Upon The Release of The Film," 4 July 2019

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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 How to pronounce anymore (audio) \

Kids Definition of anymore

: nowadays We never see them anymore.

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