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Saturday, July 05, 2014

anon

\uh-NON\ , adverb;
1.
in a short time; soon.
2.
at another time.
3.
Archaic. at once; immediately.
Quotes:
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:
Anon comes from the Old English phrase on āne meaning "in one (course)" or "straightaway."
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