The Alternative English Dictionary: anyone

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anyone Alternative forms: any one etymology any + one pronunciation
  • /ˈɛn.ɪˌwʌn/
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  1. Any person; anybody.
    • George Bernard Shaw The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.
    • 1935, [ George Goodchild] , Death on the Centre Court, 8 , “ “[…] Anyone who knows me will tell you I'm straight, but this time I had six thousand quid at stake. […] I laid 'em long odds because it wasn't in the nature of things that Wynbolt could beat all of them champs. Then—then he smashed one after another, until I got windy—nervous as you might say. […]””
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Synonyms: anybody
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