any·​time | \ ˈe-nē-ˌtīm How to pronounce anytime (audio) \

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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Similarly, Verizon’s Call Filter service needs to be enabled manually, even for the free version, while Sprint’s Premium Caller ID service costs extra and likely won’t be enabled for free anytime soon. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "AT&T says it will automatically block robocalls ‘in the coming months’," 9 July 2019 Multiple candidates already in the race, including former Texas Representative Beto O’Rourke and former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, represent their party’s best chance at retaking the Senate anytime soon. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "Tom Steyer’s $100 Million Vanity Project," 9 July 2019 And according to the Congressional Budget Office, our debt shows no signs of shrinking anytime soon., "No one in Washington cares about the debt. Did they ever?," 9 July 2019 That means the meteorologist-style shark forecasts won’t be coming anytime soon. Neil Swidey,, "We’re afraid of sharks. But maybe we’re not afraid enough.," 9 July 2019 Yes, Westbrook is presumably on the trade block now that the Thunder have dealt fellow superstar Paul George to the L.A. Clippers for a bunch of draft picks and apparently have punted on winning a championship anytime soon. Mike Bianchi,, "Nikola Vucevic is the anti-Dwight Howard — an all-star who realizes how good he has it in Orlando | Commentary," 8 July 2019 However, those levels aren’t expected to reach similar heights anytime soon. Rebekah Tuchscherer, USA TODAY, "Lexus is extending its LC coupe range, and its convertible," 6 July 2019 The clumps of brown seaweed that smell like rotten eggs and are causing disruptions along Florida’s Atlantic beaches won’t be going away anytime soon, a new study has found. Marcus Lim,, "Sargassum seaweed staying on our beaches — indefinitely, study says," 5 July 2019 The great famous king won't be coming back anytime soon. Charlie D'agata, CBS News, "King Tut sculpture sells for $6 million amid controversy," 4 July 2019

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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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