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ever/ˈɛvɚ/adverb
ever
/ˈɛvɚ/
adverb
Learner's definition of EVER  
: at any time
formal  : at all times
: to a greater degree
— used after words like where, who, how, and why to make a question more forceful — also used in indirect questions
US, informal  — used to give stress to what follows

as ever

: as has always been true : as usual

ever after

old-fashioned
: from that time forward
◊ Fairy tales sometimes end by saying that the characters in the story lived happily ever after.
The phrase live happily ever after is also used to describe real people who are being compared in some way to characters in a fairy tale.

ever and anon

old-fashioned + literary
: at different times : now and then

ever since

: continually or often from a past time until now
: continually from the time in the past when : since

ever so

informal
: very

ever such

chiefly British, informal
— used as a more forceful way to say “such”

for ever (and ever)

hardly/scarcely ever

: almost never : rarely

never ever

informal
— used especially in speech as a more forceful way to say “never”

rarely/seldom ever

: almost never : rarely
◊ Some people regard rarely ever and seldom ever as incorrect, but these phrase are common in speech and in informal writing.

rarely/seldom if ever

Rarely if ever and seldom if ever can be written both with or without commas
— used as a more forceful way to say “rarely” or “seldom”

Yours ever

BritishorEver yours
— used as a way to end an informal letter
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