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anywheres

[en-ee-hwairz, -wairz] /ˈɛn iˌʰwɛərz, -ˌwɛərz/
adverb, Nonstandard.
1.
Origin of anywheres
1765-1775
1765-75; anywhere + -s1

anywhere

[en-ee-hwair, -wair] /ˈɛn iˌʰwɛər, -ˌwɛər/
adverb
1.
in, at, or to any place.
2.
to any extent; to some degree:
Does my answer come anywhere near the right one?
noun
3.
any place or direction:
They knew the attack could come from anywhere.
Idioms
4.
get anywhere, to achieve success:
You'll never get anywhere with that attitude!
Origin
1350-1400; Middle English anywher(e), aniquar. See any, where
Usage note
See anyplace.
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Examples from the Web for anywheres
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  • Why, tub-be sure, man, what 'ud hinder you that you wouldn't hear them talkin' same as anywheres else?

  • I tick, tick, tick all day over this pesky business, but I don't get anywheres.

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Neptoon can put up a better article of fight right around this same spot here than anywheres else I know.

    The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • There I was, afoot, an' no tellin' how far from anywheres or what direction it laid.

    Prairie Flowers James B. Hendryx
  • Why, Cap'n Wixon, barrin' that your whiskers are a bit longer and a taste grayer, I'd 'a' known you anywheres.

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Just set them anywheres down on the shore, and they'll dig all day and be as happy as clams.

    Eyebright Susan Coolidge
  • Now, Mr. Cobb, we've talked a whole lot and it don't seem to me we got anywheres.

    Thankful's Inheritance Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Never fear, we'll find a shop somewheres, an' anywheres is better nor this.

    Her Benny Silas Kitto Hocking
  • We'll stir up the neighbors, an' 'f your tea-set's anywheres above ground, we'll have it back, or I'll miss my guess.

    Country Neighbors Alice Brown
  • I don't say but what she's a good girl; there ain't a better in Leatherwood, or anywheres.

    The Leatherwood God William Dean Howells
British Dictionary definitions for anywheres

anywheres

/ˈɛnɪˌwɛəz/
adverb
1.
(US) a nonstandard word for anywhere

anywhere

/ˈɛnɪˌwɛə/
adverb
1.
in, at, or to any place
2.
get anywhere, to be successful: it took three years before he got anywhere
3.
anywhere from, any quantity, time, degree, etc, above a specified limit: he could be anywhere from 40 to 50 years old
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Word Origin and History for anywheres

anywhere

adv.

late 14c., from any + where. Earlier words in this sense were owhere, oughwhere, aywhere, literally "aught where" (see aught (1)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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