anyone

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any +‎ one

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anyone

  1. Any person; anybody.
    • George Bernard Shaw
      The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.
    • 2013 June 7, David Simpson, “Fantasy of navigation”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 26, page 36: 
      It is tempting to speculate about the incentives or compulsions that might explain why anyone would take to the skies in [the] basket [of a balloon]: perhaps out of a desire to escape the gravity of this world or to get a preview of the next; […].

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