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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ANYBODY

They thought their own habits and customs just a trifle better than those of anybody else.

In his sane moments he did not care a fig for anybody's birthday.

Such a course is frequent and would not give the right of complaint to anybody.

Do not say a word to anybody about what has occurred to-night.

Well, of course, I could do better with it than anybody out of the family.

How it became contracted into "Scrawley" the boys could tell better than anybody else.

He had forgotten for the moment that anybody was listening to him, save the two readers.

Young Ried could have told you more of him during these days than anybody else.

When I get back, I don't want to find anybody here—not anybody!

I am not in love with anybody; I haven't time to be in love.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, ani-bodi, from any + body. One-word form is attested by 1826. Phrase anybody's game (or race, etc.) is from 1840.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ANYBODY

anyone

nounone, some unspecified person
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