1. Longer in length. If this gown were any longer, I'd trip over it. If this drive were any longer, I'd have to stop at a hotel for the night.
2. Any more. I can't handle this tension any longer—can you two please reconcile? Oh, the Smiths don't live there any longer, they moved last year.
Not any longer; not now as was true before. Oh, the Smiths no longer live there—they moved out last year. It took a long time, but I no longer feel the craving for a cigarette, thank God!
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1. With added length, as in If this skirt were any longer it would sweep the floor.
2. Still, any more, as in They don't make this model any longer. This negative form is often put as no longer.
Not any more, as in They no longer make this model of blender. [c. 1300]
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no/any ˈlongerused to say that something which was possible or true before is not now: I can’t wait any longer. ♢ He no longer lives here.
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For more time: can't wait any longer.
Not now as formerly: He no longer smokes.
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