any·​time | \ˈe-nē-ˌtīm \

Definition of anytime 

: at any time whatever The bus should be here anytime now.

Examples of anytime in a Sentence

You can call me anytime. I'm always home. We should arrive anytime between 5 and 6 p.m. The bus should be here anytime now.
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Looks like Judge Trudy isn't going to be handing out a harsh and bizarre sentence to you anytime soon. Stacey Grant, Seventeen, "The Ultimate Nickelodeon Trivia Quiz," 4 Dec. 2018 And according to Vanity Fair, Meghan has no plans to change her schedule anytime soon. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Plans to Work Until Her Due Date, as Kate Middleton Launches a New Project," 25 Nov. 2018 Still, Blue knew well enough by now that roles can come and go at anytime, for any reason. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, "I Feel Bad Wasn't Written for a Woman of Color. Then Sarayu Blue Auditioned.," 4 Oct. 2018 Complimentary prosciutto and wine is up for grabs anytime of day, not to mention hiking trails right behind the property and an entire floor dedicated to saunas. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "28 Places to Go This Summer That Won't Be Full of Tourists," 11 May 2018 With booming development in areas like The Wharf and the arrival of Amazon in nearby Arlington, Virginia, D.C. real estate prices seems unlikely to decrease anytime soon. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a point about housing for Congress," 21 Nov. 2018 And the model’s predictions of risk are stable because they’re based on biological traits that aren’t likely to change anytime soon. Mallory Locklear, Discover Magazine, "With Big Data and Predictive Analytics, Scientists Are Getting Smarter About Outbreaks," 8 Nov. 2018 Getty Images President Donald Trump’s policies aimed at severely limiting immigration aren’t likely to disappear anytime soon. Lauren Holter, Marie Claire, "If You Care About Immigration, Here's What You Need To Know About The Midterms," 16 Oct. 2018 Hopefully, no one Google searches me anytime soon . . Noor Brara, Vogue, "The Wedding Director Sam Abbas on What It’s Like to Screen an LGBTQ Film in the Middle East," 7 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of anytime

1822, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of anytime

: at any time

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