everadverbuk /ˈev.ər/ us /-ɚ/
ever adverb (AT ANY TIME)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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?