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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Any \A"ny\, adv.
   To any extent; in any degree; at all.
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         You are not to go loose any longer.      --Shak.
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         Before you go any farther.               --Steele.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Any \A"ny\, a. & pron. [OE. [ae]ni[yogh], [ae]ni, eni, ani, oni,
   AS. [=ae]nig, fr. [=a]n one. It is akin to OS. [=e]nig, OHG.
   einic, G. einig, D. eenig. See One.]
   1. One indifferently, out of an indefinite number; one
      indefinitely, whosoever or whatsoever it may be.
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   Note: Any is often used in denying or asserting without
         limitation; as, this thing ought not be done at any
         time; I ask any one to answer my question.
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               No man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither
               knoweth any man the Father, save the Son. --Matt.
                                                  xi. 27.
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   2. Some, of whatever kind, quantity, or number; as, are there
      any witnesses present? are there any other houses like it?
      "Who will show us any good?" --Ps. iv. 6.
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   Note: It is often used, either in the singular or the plural,
         as a pronoun, the person or thing being understood;
         anybody; anyone; (pl.) any persons.
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               If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, .
               . . and it shall be given him.     --Jas. i. 5.
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               That if he found any of this way, whether they
               were men or women, he might bring them bound unto
               Jerusalem.                         --Acts ix. 2.
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   At any rate, In any case, whatever may be the state of
      affairs; anyhow.
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