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[en-ee-mawr, -mohr] /ˌɛn iˈmɔr, -ˈmoʊr/
any longer.
nowadays; presently.
Origin of anymore
1350-1400; Middle English ani more any longer
Usage note
The adverb anymore meaning “any longer” or “nowadays” is most commonly spelled as one word. It is used in negative constructions and in some types of questions: Sally doesn't work here anymore. Do you play tennis anymore? In some dialects, chiefly South Midland in origin, it is found in positive statements meaning “nowadays”: Baker's bread is all we eat anymore. Anymore we always take the bus. Its use at the beginning of a sentence is almost exclusive to speech or to representations of speech. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for anymore
  • They all still drink, but no one gets drunk anymore.
  • Once you have a few, you don't care about submitted anymore.
  • The long-term element makes you doubt the word corruption is a good term anymore.
  • You're not limited to lining up a row of patio chairs and a simple dining group anymore.
  • Turns out free isn't the best price for software anymore.
  • Honor, meanwhile, isn't something that's talked about much anymore.
  • In the past few years, he says, a sandy bottom has given way to green gunk and his visitors refuse to swim in it anymore.
  • Some, not as popular as others, may not have been copied by scribes anymore.
  • Many of us have little or no use for phone books anymore.
  • Knowing how to read a novel, craft an essay, and derive the slope of a tangent isn't enough anymore.
British Dictionary definitions for anymore

any more

any longer; still; now or from now on; nowadays: he does not work here any more
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for anymore

one-word form by 1865, from any + more.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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