any longer

adverb
at the present or from now on; usually used with a negative (Freq. 1)
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Alice doesn't live here anymore

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the children promised not to quarrel any more

Syn: ↑anymore

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no/any ˈlonger idiom
used to say that sth which was possible or true before, is not now

I can't wait any longer.

He no longer lives here.

Main entry:longidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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