See also: anymore

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any more (not comparable)

  1. (in negative or interrogative constructions) From a given time onwards; longer, again.
    Synonyms: any longer, no longer
    They don't make repairable radios any more.
  2. (colloquial, chiefly Northern Ireland, US, in positive constructions) Now, from now on.
    Synonyms: going forward, nowadays; see also Thesaurus:henceforth, Thesaurus:currently
    I eat fish any more.
    • 1920, D[avid] H[erbert] Lawrence, Women in Love:
      ‘Quite absurd,’ he said. ‘Suffering bores me, any more.’
    • 2009, Thomas Pynchon, 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 any more
  3. 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.

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  • 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.
  • As an adverb, any more is the more common spelling in British English, while anymore is more common in American English, although both forms can be encountered in both varieties. As a determiner, anymore is considered a misspelling.

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