Anywhere



in, at, or to any place.
to any extent; to some degree:
Does my answer come anywhere near the right one?
any place or direction:
They knew the attack could come from anywhere.
get anywhere, to achieve success:
You’ll never get anywhere with that attitude!
Contemporary Examples

Depending on the subject matter, it takes Fox anywhere from two days to a week and a half to complete a project.
Langley Fox: A Hemingway in All But Name Justin Jones January 27, 2014

The British estimate Haganah’s active membership at anywhere from 60,000 to 80,000.
First Step to Peace: Conquering Nakba Denial Yousef Munayyer May 2, 2012

(Gruesome NSFW or really NSF much of anywhere viewing here).
This Man Claims to Have Two Penises, Science Confirms It’s Possible Kent Sepkowitz January 2, 2014

It will not take the Iraqis anywhere near as long as it took us, because there are examples for them to emulate, or to beware of.
Iraq’s Political Miracle Tunku Varadarajan March 2, 2010

Translation: there will never be an O. Roellinger New York or Las Vegas—or anywhere else.
A Superstar Chef Does the Unthinkable Amelia Smith November 16, 2008

Historical Examples

Now and always, here or at home or anywhere in the Universe.
The Skylark of Space Edward Elmer Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby

That white hair would brand Marian anywhere as an old woman.
Her Father’s Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter

I have an hour at my disposal, and I would rather spend it here than anywhere else.
An Old English Home S. Baring-Gould

Tip got on better at home than anywhere else; he had not so many temptations.
Tip Lewis and His Lamp Pansy

That’s as true in the Philippines as it is in China or anywhere else in the Orient.
The Golden Skull John Blaine

adverb
in, at, or to any place
get anywhere, to be successful: it took three years before he got anywhere
anywhere from, any quantity, time, degree, etc, above a specified limit: he could be anywhere from 40 to 50 years old
adv.

late 14c., from any + where. Earlier words in this sense were owhere, oughwhere, aywhere, literally “aught where” (see aught (1)).

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  • Anywise

    in any way or respect. Historical Examples This spur is one of the few points from which the mass of the Mont Cervin is in anywise approachable. The Stones of Venice, Volume I (of 3) John Ruskin This did not shew that he cared much for our presence, or was in anywise interested in it. […]



  • Anymore

    any longer. nowadays; presently. Contemporary Examples The tiny screen, cramped seats and no line in the ladies room was a reminder that we are not in L.A. anymore! The True-ish Story of the Lovable Pot-Smoking Chimp Nicole LaPorte January 20, 2011 Then again,” he adds, “this case has so many twists and turns that nothing […]

  • Anyway

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