a person of some importance:
If you’re anybody, you’ll receive an invitation.
anybody’s guess, a matter of conjecture:
It’s anybody’s guess why she quit.
Woman, groaned Joseph Stagg, it doesnt matter whose fault it isor if its anybodys fault.
Carolyn of the Corners Ruth Belmore Endicott
The point is not his seeing or not seeing, nor anybodys seeing or not seeing.
The Lost Art of Reading Gerald Stanley Lee
She didnt see for her part how anybodys heart could stand it.
The Minister’s Wooing Harriet Beecher Stowe
Half-way down, it was kind of neck and neck, and anybodys race and nobodys.
A Horse’s Tale Mark Twain
Suzanne; she is a good child, on my honor, and incapable of tearing a hair from anybodys head, I dont care whose.
Brother Jacques (Novels of Paul de Kock, Volume XVII) Charles Paul de Kock
And another thing you must remember,you must not stand in anybodys way.
Meg, of Valencia Myra Williams Jarrell
The contempt alone is not genuine, but assumed to meet ours or anybodys.
Cradock Nowell, Vol. 3 (of 3) Richard Doddridge Blackmore
I dont say it is your fault; I dont say it is anybodys fault.
The Angel of Pain E. F. Benson
It was anybodys job, if he woke up, to crawl out and throw more wood on the fire, and Joe twice did this.
Boy Scouts in Glacier Park Walter Prichard Eaton
There was not a smile on anybodys face, and all was silence.
Twenty Years in Europe Samuel H. M. Byers
any person; anyone
(usually used with a negative or a question) a person of any importance: he isn’t anybody in this town
noun (pl) -bodies
(often preceded by just) any person at random; no matter who
c.1300, ani-bodi, from any + body. One-word form is attested by 1826. Phrase anybody’s game (or race, etc.) is from 1840.
- Anybody’s guess
any person. a person of some importance: If you’re anybody, you’ll receive an invitation. anybody’s guess, a matter of conjecture: It’s anybody’s guess why she quit. pronoun any person; anyone (usually used with a negative or a question) a person of any importance: he isn’t anybody in this town noun (pl) -bodies (often preceded by […]
anyhow: Anyhoo, what do you think of my idea? Contemporary Examples anyhoo, the point is that we shouldn’t make it too attractive for holdouts to stick to their guns. Argentina Goes to Court (Again) Megan McArdle February 27, 2013 adverb Anyhow •Mispronunciation used for presumed humorous effect
in any way whatever. in any case; at all events. in a careless manner; haphazardly. Contemporary Examples anyhow, Obama is too chilly by nature ever to be convincing as a human care package. The Mayors Who Can Revive America Tina Brown September 19, 2010 The couple had few surviving intimates and confidants, most of whom […]
an elementary particle or particle-like excitation having properties intermediate between those of bosons and fermions.