(in relation to time travel) in or to any point in time
Rarely as n.
OED records the sense ‘at any time; ever; = anytime’, labelled ‘nonstandard (chiefly English regional and humorous)’ from 1834.
The younger man glanced about him. ‘Where are the others?’ ‘Where? Anywhere,’ replied Frost with a shrug, ‘and anywhen. ’
Elsewhere in Astounding Science Fiction Sept. 100/1
In the Change War we're trying to alter the past—and it’s tricky, brutal work, believe me—at points all over the cosmos, anywhere and anywhen, so that history will be warped to make our side defeat the Spiders.
Try and Change the Past in Astounding Science Fiction Mar. 94/1
Anything. Anywhere. Anywhen. You're free to move along the time-line as you please. In a state of controlled, directed fugue, so to speak.
In Entropy’s Jaws in R. Hoskins Infinity 2 224
I punched out a code on the keypad, somewhen, anywhen other than that one instant.
Ripples in the Dirac Sea in Asimov’s Science Fiction Oct. 92
I wasn’t a member of the ChronoGuard. I never wanted to be. By all accounts it’s not a huge barrel of laughs, although the pay is good and the service boasts a retirement plan second to none: a one-way ticket to anywhere and anywhen you want.
Eyre Affair 2
Stupid, aggressive, and dumb as a box of rocks, like sports fans anywhere and anywhen.
Pareidolia in Asimov’s Science Fiction Mar. 30
Robert A. Heinlein, Elsewhen
Research HistoryVarun Rao submitted a cite from a 1990 reprint of Isaac Asimov's "The End of Eternity".
Ralf Brown submitted a cite from a 1987 reprint of Robert Heinlein's story "Elsewhen"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1941 first publication.
Enoch Forrester submitted a cite from a reprint of Fritz Leiber's "Try and Change the Past"; Mike Christie verified it in the 1958 first magazine appearance.
Mike Christie submitted a cite from a 1981 reprint of Poul Anderson's "The Avatar".
Ralf Brown located and Daniel Frankham submitted a 1971 cite from Robert Silverberg's "In Entropy's Jaws".
Jeff Prucher submitted a 2002 cite from Jasper Fforde's "The Eyre Affair".
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In the compilation of some entries, HDSF has drawn extensively on corresponding entries in OED.