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adverb any·more \ˌe-nē-ˈmȯr\

Definition of anymore

  1. 1 :  any longer I was not moving anymore with my feet — Anaïs Nin

  2. 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

14th Century

First Known Use of anymore

14th century


ANYMORE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of anymore for English Language Learners

  • : in the recent or present period of time


ANYMORE Defined for Kids

anymore

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adverb any·more \ˌe-nē-ˈmȯr\

Definition of anymore for Students

  1. :  nowadays We never see them anymore.



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