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adv. At any time; at any period or point of time. At all times; through all time; always; forever. Without cessation; continually. Ever and anon, now and then; often. See under Anon.

 - Ever is one, continually; constantly. [Obs.]

 - Ever so, in whatever degree; to whatever extent; - used to intensify indefinitely the meaning of the associated adjective or adverb. See Never so, under Never.

 - For ever, eternally. See Forever.

 - For ever and a day, emphatically forever.

 - Or ever before. See Or, ere. Ever is sometimes joined to its adjective by a hyphen, but in most cases the hyphen is needless; as, ever memorable, ever watchful, ever burning.

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