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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ANON

I have been over long from my sweet spouse but I shall be back with you anon.

I see that you will start carving me anon, and take me to Monmouth's camp in sections.

Anon it was pale with envy, and anon it was flushed with the triumph of brutal passion.

Ever and anon a rapid flash from a gas lamp, cast a bright gleam on their faces.

The Supreme Council of Castile might anon condemn him for his practices.

But anon, as the narrative warmed and quickened, the danger was well overpast.

Anon, after his visitor had departed, Sir Oliver grew calm again.

Anon, with a half-laugh of contempt, he filled a glass of muscadine, and drained it.

Anon, sir, you shall hear the story of it, and I dare swear it will divert you.

Anon Cynthia withdrew; next Kenneth, who went in quest of her.

WORD ORIGIN

late Old English anon, earlier on an, literally "into one," thus "continuously; straightway (in one course), at once;" see one. By gradual misuse, "soon, in a little while" (1520s). A one-word etymological lesson in the enduring power of procrastination.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ANON

again

adverbanother time; repeated
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