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Saturday, July 05, 2014

Definitions for anon

  1. in a short time; soon.
  2. at another time.
  3. Archaic. at once; immediately.

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Citations for anon
And anon when his breathing had become deep and regular, we may creep into his bedroom and catch him at his dreams. H. G. Wells, The Wheels of Chance, 1896
He waved good-bye and told me he'd call anon. That time, I didn't fall for the anon thing. Patricia A. Marx, Him Her Him Again the End of Him, 2007
Origin of anon
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Anon comes from the Old English phrase on āne meaning "in one (course)" or "straightaway."
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