ever adverb (AT ANY TIME)
A2 at any time在任何时候；从来
Have you ever been to London? 你去过伦敦吗？
If you're ever/If ever you're in Rio, do give me a call. 无论什么时候你到了剑桥，一定要给我打个电话。
He hardly ever (= almost never) washes the dishes and he rarely, if ever, (= probably never) does any cleaning. 他几乎从不刷盘子，也难得打扫一次卫生。
better, bigger, more, etc. than ever
as big, fast, good, etc. as ever
- The relative cheapness of foreign travel means that more people are going abroad than ever before.
- If you're ever in Perth, come and visit us.
- Blue whales are the largest creatures ever to have lived.
- She declared (that) it was the best chocolate cake she had ever tasted.
- I went to Paris last summer. Have you ever been there?
ever adverb (ALWAYS)
The ever-increasing demand for private cars could be halted by more investment in public transport. 加大对公共交通的投资或许可以遏制对私车日益增长的需求。
› in the same way as always同往常一样
As ever, I was the last to find out. 像往常一样，我又是最后一个知道的。
yours ever also ever yours UK formal
- They have been deadly enemies ever since Mark stole Greg's girlfriend.
- She's been in and out of hospitals ever since the accident.
- The outlook for the region's economy is looking every better.
- There are ever-growing tensions between the two countries.
- The company's ever-falling profits this year are making its shareholders nervous.
ever adverb (EMPHASIS)
The orchestra is to perform its last ever concert/last concert ever tomorrow night at the Albert Hall. 管弦乐队将于明晚在艾伯特音乐厅举行最后一次演出。
How ever did he manage that? 他到底是怎么应付过去的？
What ever have you done to him? 你究竟对他做了什么？
ever so/ever such a B2 UK informal
- That was your best performance ever - congratulations!
- The company has had one of its best years ever.
- This is one of the worst natural disasters ever to befall the area.
- Hurricane Hugo will go down in the record books as the costliest storm ever faced by insurers.
- Don't you think that was the funniest movie ever?