Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
Displaying 2 result(s) from the 1913 edition:
Did you ever know of anything so unlucky? A. Trollope.
They do not know that anything is amiss with them. W. G. Sumner.
I fear your girl will grow as proud as anything. Richardson.&hand; Any thing, written as two words, is now commonly used in contradistinction to any person or anybody. Formerly it was also separated when used in the wider sense. Necessity drove them to undertake any thing and venture any thing." De Foe. Anything but, not at all or in any respect. The battle was a rare one, and the victory anything but secure." Hawthorne. -- Anything like, in any respect; at all;
Mine old good will and hearty affection towards you is not . . . anything at all quailed. Robynson (More's Utopia).