as anything

idiom

informal
: as any person or thing
used in the sense of "very" or "extremely" to make a statement more forceful
He was (as) calm as anything.
It was as obvious as anything that she didn't want to go.

Examples of as anything in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sarah Jessica Parker doesn’t come out of character apparently, because her outfit while arriving at the set of And Just Like That… is just as stylish as anything Carrie Bradshaw would wear. Nicol Natale, Peoplemag, 28 May 2024 Respect is slightly too deferential to Franklin, never allowing Hudson’s Aretha to appear as anything less than a saint. Jason P. Frank, Vulture, 8 May 2024 In many ways, what's been going on in Helmand is as important as anything else in terms of demonstrating whether the coalition has the ability to push them out of an area and keep them out. Foreign Affairs, 11 Aug. 2010 Ex-employees felt that the spot did little to remove taboos or reframe periods as anything but a depressing hassle. Lila MacLellan, Fortune, 28 May 2024 Later consensus deemed it as perfect an assembly of sunny, orchestral pop as anything else from the 1960s. 6. Will Ainsley, SPIN, 24 May 2024 These are ghostly, arresting images, as emotional as anything Cronenberg has done. Joshua Rothkopf, Los Angeles Times, 21 May 2024 Unfortunately, to crack such messages, a spy needed only to get a copy of the cipher wheel, and that was as easy to intercept as anything else in the mail. Dan Piepenbring, Harper's Magazine, 26 Apr. 2024 They could be sold or repurposed for other uses as anything from recreation or senior centers to legal-service facilities for immigrants. Jonathan M. Pitts, Baltimore Sun, 14 Apr. 2024

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“As anything.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/as%20anything. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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