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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anything  \A"ny*thing\,  adv 
  In  any  measure;  anywise;  at  all 
 
  Mine  old  good  will  and  hearty  affection  towards  you  is 
  not  .  .  .  anything  at  all  quailed.  --Robynson 
  (More's 
  Utopia). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anything  \A"ny*thing\,  n. 
  1.  Any  object,  act  state,  event,  or  fact  whatever;  thing  of 
  any  kind  something  or  other  aught;  as  I  would  not  do  it 
  for  anything 
 
  Did  you  ever  know  of  anything  so  unlucky?  --A. 
  Trollope 
 
  They  do  not  know  that  anything  is  amiss  with  them 
  --W.  G. 
  Sumner. 
 
  2.  Expressing  an  indefinite  comparison;  --  with  as  or  like 
  [Colloq.  or  Lowx] 
 
  I  fear  your  girl  will  grow  as  proud  as  anything 
  --Richardson. 
 
  Note:  Any  thing  written  as  two  words  is  now  commonly  used 
  in  contradistinction  to  any  person  or  anybody.  Formerly 
  it  was  also  separated  when  used  in  the  wider  sense 
  ``Necessity  drove  them  to  undertake  any  thing  and 
  venture  any  thing.''  --De  Foe. 
 
  {Anything  but},  not  at  all  or  in  any  respect.  ``The  battle 
  was  a  rare  one  and  the  victory  anything  but  secure.'' 
  --Hawthorne. 
 
  {Anything  like},  in  any  respect;  at  all  as  I  can  not  give 
  anything  like  a  fair  sketch  of  his  trials. 




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