any more

See also: anymore


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any more (not comparable)

  1. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see any,‎ more.
    Alice doesn't like Braque any more than she likes Picasso.
    (as determiner or pronoun) I can't see any more people arriving; I don't think any more want to come.
  2. (in negative or interrogative constructions) From a given time onwards; longer, again.
    They don't make repairable radios any more.
    Synonyms: any longer, no longer
  3. (colloquial, chiefly Northern Ireland, US, in positive constructions) Now, from now on.
    I eat fish anymore.
    Synonyms: going forward, nowadays; see also Thesaurus:henceforth, Thesaurus:currently
    • 1920, Lawrence, D[avid] H[erbert], Women in Love:
      ‘Quite absurd,’ he said. ‘Suffering bores me, any more.’
    • 2009, Pynchon, Thomas, Inherent Vice, Vintage, published 2010, page 268:
      He's no longer the wholesome Chamber of Commerce bigshot we used to know in the olden days, Doc, he's bad shit anymore

Usage notesEdit

  • A statement such as "Alice doesn't like A any more than she likes B" may mean that she likes both of them equally, or that she doesn't like either of them at all. With no further information, the latter would usually be assumed.



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