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 Anomœ’ansAnon-rightes. Right quickly. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Anon,
 
immediately, at once. The Old English an-on or an-ane = at once. Variants, on one, anone.   1
        “They knewye hym in brekyng of brede, and onone he vanyste awaye fro hem.”—MS. Lincoln,, A 1, 17.
       
“Spek the lion . .
To the fox anone his wille.”
       
Wright’s Political Songs.
   “For the nonce” is a corrupt form of “For the-n once,” where the-n is the accusative case, meaning “For the once” or “For this once.”   2
 


 Anomœ’ansAnon-rightes. Right quickly. 

 
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