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 But that doesn't mean that there are no threats to Israel anymore and a lot of which come from Iran and its proxies. CBS News, "Biggest factor in U.S.-Middle East relations is perception that U.S. is withdrawing," 6 Jan. 2021 But nobody thinks politics is much fun anymore, and the notion of covering politics as an amoral sport has become repellent to Americans. New York Times, "They Seem to Think the Next Four Years Will Be Normal," 3 Jan. 2021 Like a party on wheels, serving festive beverages hard or soft, hot or cold, bar carts aren’t just props for movie stars in the golden age anymore. Marni Jameson, orlandosentinel.com, "A look back: Lessons learned from 2020 ― part 2," 1 Jan. 2021 As for hand-pounding mochi — well, not even Becker’s mom, Yukiko Zinke, does that anymore. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "Make mochi for New Year's with this Bay Area native's adorable new cookbook," 30 Dec. 2020 For example, the 250 Savage is not very popular anymore, but now—deep into the 2020 ammunition famine—you’ll not find 250 Savage ammo on the shelves. Richard Mann, Field & Stream, "5 Hunting Cartridges You Can Find in an Ammo Shortage," 29 Dec. 2020 Like a party on wheels, serving festive beverages — hard or soft, hot or cold — bar carts aren’t just props for movie stars in the golden age anymore. Marni Jameson | Contributing Writer, NOLA.com, "A look back at 2020: From coronavirus to bar carts to a beer-themed condo," 28 Dec. 2020 Purchasing dog food from large retailers like Petco and Chewy is not the only option anymore. Zoe Malin, NBC News, "Pet product bestsellers: Most purchased pet food and supplies we covered," 28 Dec. 2020 Sofia Kenin is not a U.S. tennis star on the rise anymore. Wsj Sports Staff, WSJ, "The Sports Feats That Defied Covid," 28 Dec. 2020

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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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16 Jan 2021

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“Anymore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anymore. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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anymore

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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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