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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.
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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 extremely long time or too much time: We'd better walk a bit quicker - 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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