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anyplace

[en-ee-pleys] /ˈɛn iˌpleɪs/
adverb
1.
Origin of anyplace
1915-1920
First recorded in 1915-20; any + place
Usage note
The adverb anyplace is most often written as one word: Anyplace you look there are ruins. It occurs mainly in informal speech and only occasionally in writing. Anywhere is by far the more common form in formal speech and edited writing. The same holds true, respectively, of the adverbial pairs everyplace and everywhere; noplace and nowhere; and someplace and somewhere. The two-word noun phrases any place, every place, no place, and some place occur, however, in all contexts: We can build the house in any place we choose. There's no place like home.
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  • "Three things Kentucky makes better than anyplace else," said Lincoln.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • Question is, if we're there, or anyplace else for that matter, why are we?

    The Enormous Room Horace Leonard Gold
  • No one can take him anyplace he doesn't want to go, just as no one can hurt him in any way.

  • But, if they ever wanted to get anyplace in the Service, they damned well better.

  • It twisted along thru the woods without seemin to come out much of anyplace.

    "Same old Bill, eh Mable!" Edward Streeter
British Dictionary definitions for anyplace

anyplace

/ˈɛnɪˌpleɪs/
adverb
1.
(US & Canadian, informal) in, at, or to any unspecified place
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Word Origin and History for anyplace
n.

1911, from any + place.

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