any·​more ˌe-nē-ˈmȯr How to pronounce anymore (audio)
: any longer
I was not moving anymore with my feetAnaïs Nin
: at the present time : now, nowadays
Hardly a day passes without rain anymore.
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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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“Anymore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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any·​more ˌen-ē-ˈmō(ə)r How to pronounce anymore (audio)
: at the present time : nowadays
never see them anymore

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