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anywheres

[en-ee-hwairz, -wairz] /ˈɛn iˌʰwɛərz, -ˌwɛərz/
adverb, Nonstandard.
1.
Origin of anywheres
1765-1775
First recorded in 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
Historical Examples
  • We was used to the balloon now and not afraid any more, and didn't want to be anywheres else.

    Tom Sawyer Abroad Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • I'm heading towards US-1, can I drop you anywheres on the way?

    The Velvet Glove Harry Harrison
  • The elastic's all worn loose and it's li'ble to drop into your tea or anywheres else.

    Thankful's Inheritance Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Said, dead or alive, it wasn't really home for her anywheres else.

    Fair Harbor

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

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • There I was, afoot, an' no tellin' how far from anywheres or what direction it laid.

    Prairie Flowers

    James B. Hendryx
  • I figgered if I had to make a stand it might's well be there as anywheres so I stayed.

    Prairie Flowers

    James B. Hendryx
  • But, ach, I guess it's pretty most anywheres on a day like this—but not in the house.

    Patchwork Anna Balmer Myers
  • Just set them anywheres down on the shore, and they'll dig all day and be as happy as clams.

    Eyebright Susan Coolidge
  • I've seen something of the world and can take care of number one, anywheres.

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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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