anon

[uh-non]
adverb
1.
in a short time; soon.
2.
at another time.
3.
Archaic. at once; immediately.
Idioms
4.
ever and anon, now and then; occasionally.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English anon, anoon, Old English on āne in one (course), i.e., straightaway

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Origin:
1730–40

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anon (əˈnɒn)
 
adv
1.  in a short time; soon
2.  ever and anon now and then
 
[Old English on āne, literally: in one, that is, immediately]

anon.
 
abbreviation for
anonymous

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anon
O.E., on an "into one, straightway (in one course), at once" (see one); by gradual misuse, "soon, in a little while" (1520s). A one-word etymological lesson in the enduring power of procrastination.
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anon. definition


An abbreviation for anonymous, used to indicate unknown or unacknowledged authorship. Without the period, anon means “at another time” or “again.”

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anon.
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And econ anon is right that you shouldn't give in to feelings of inadequacy.
In general, things are pretty much as econ anon says.
And it was created by a hive of anon moms who swarm to a challenge and type to the occasion.
The running spindle of my fate anon shall end his course.
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