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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. 2017.
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  • He won't even see me anymore, and these traumas are getting horrible.

    The Beautiful People Charles Beaumont
  • And when we did, I would not have to stay with Madama Tilia anymore.

  • Doreen looked at him keenly, but did not wait for anymore explanations.

    The Wharf by the Docks Florence Warden
  • He wasn't even around, anymore, when you beauties got caught.

    The Planet Strappers Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • "They don't make cars like this anymore," the farmer called over the growl of the ancient gasoline engine and the grind of gears.

    The Hoofer Walter M. Miller
Word Origin and History for anymore

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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