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English definition of “ever”

ever

adverb
 
 
/ˈevər/
A2 at any time: Have you ever been skiing? If you're ever in town, do come and see me. No one ever calls me anymore.Always and never
better/faster/happier, etc than ever better/faster/happier, etc than at any time beforeIntensifying expressions
hardly ever B1 almost never: We hardly ever go out these days.Always and never
ever since B1 always since that time: We met at school and have been friends ever since.Starting from a particular time
ever so/ever such a mainly UK B2 very/a very: She's ever so pretty. She's ever such a pretty girl.Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
for ever UK (UK/US forever) B1 always in the future: I'm not going to live here for ever.Continually and repeatedlyLong periods of timeAlways and never
ever-changing/growing/increasing, etc always changing/growing/increasing, etcAlways and never
(Definition of ever from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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