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foreveradverb

(UK also for ever) uk   /fəˈre.vər/  us   /fɔːˈrev.ɚ/
B1 for all ​time: I like the ​house but I don't ​imagine I'll ​live there forever.B2 for an ​extremelylongtime or too much ​time: We'd ​betterwalk a ​bitquicker - it's going to take forever if we go at this ​pace. very often: She's forever ​telling him she's going to ​leave him but she never ​actually does.

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(Definition of forever from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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foreveradverb [not gradable]

 us   /fərˈev·ər, fɔr-/
for all ​time, without end: Nobody ​lives forever. Forever can also ​mean always or ​frequently: She was forever late for ​appointments. He was forever saying that he’d ​pay me back, but he never did.
(Definition of forever from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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