ever adverb (AT ANY TIME)
A2 at any time在任何時候；從來
Have you ever been to London? 你去過倫敦嗎？
If you're ever/If ever you're in Rio, do give me a call. 無論甚麽時候你到了劍橋，一定要給我打個電話。
He hardly ever (= almost never) washes the dishes and he rarely, if ever, (= probably never) does any cleaning. 他幾乎從不洗碗碟，也難得打掃一次。
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. 增加對大眾運輸的投資或許可以遏制對私車日益增長的需求。
› in the same way as always同往常一樣
As ever, I was the last to find out. 像往常一樣，我又是最後一個知道的。
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. 管弦樂隊將於明晚在亞伯特音樂廳舉行最後一次演出。
How ever did he manage that? 他到底是怎麽應付過去的？
What ever have you done to him? 你究竟對他做了甚麽？
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?