Word of the day for Saturday, July 5th

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anon
uh-NON

–adverb

1. in a short time; soon.

2. at another time.

3. Archaic. at once; immediately.

Quotes

And anon when his breathing had become deep and regular, we may creep into his bedroom and catch him at his dreams.
— H. G. Wells , The Wheels of Chance , 1896

He waved good-bye and told me he’d call anon. That time, I didn’t fall for the anon thing.
— Patricia A. Marx , Him Her Him Again the End of Him , 2007

Origin

Anon comes from the Old English phrase on āne meaning “in one (course)” or “straightaway.”

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