- an|y|one [ `eni,wʌn ] pronoun ***1. ) usually in negatives or questions used instead of someone when asking or saying whether there is even one person:Was there anyone at home?Did he mention anyone special?I'm not blaming anyone for what happened.anyone else: Is anyone else coming with us?2. ) used when it is not important which person you are referring to, because what you are saying applies to everyone, or everyone of a particular type:Anyone can make a mistake.If anyone asks for me, tell them I'm busy.You can invite anyone you like.anyone else: Sherwood probably knows more than anyone else about the subject.almost anyone: It was the kind of accident that could happen to almost anyone.not just anyoneused for referring to someone special:He's not just anyone he's my best friend.
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.
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