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  • For ever — Ever Ev eradv. [OE. ever, [ae]fre, AS. [ae]fre; perh. akin to AS. [=a] always. Cf. {Aye}, {Age},{Evry}, {Never}.] [Sometimes contracted into {e er}.] 1. At any time; at any period or point of time. [1913 Webster] No man ever yet hated his own… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • For ever — For For, prep. [AS. for, fore; akin to OS. for, fora, furi, D. voor, OHG. fora, G. vor, OHG. furi, G. f[ u]r, Icel. fyrir, Sw. f[ o]r, Dan. for, adv. f[ o]r, Goth. fa[ u]r, fa[ u]ra, L. pro, Gr. ?, Skr. pra . [root] 202. Cf. {Fore}, {First},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • for ever — for ever, forever This is written as two separate words in BrE (but often as one word in AmE) when the meaning is ‘for all future time’ (He said he would love her for ever) and as one word when the meaning is ‘always, continually’ (They are… …   Modern English usage

  • For ever — (engl., spr. eww r), für (auf) immer …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • For ever — (engl., spr. eww r), für immer, auf ewig …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • for ever — used for saying that a situation will always continue in the future, or will continue for a very long time It looks as though we re stuck here for ever – the road s still blocked. for ever and ever: Let s just have it as a secret between us for… …   English dictionary

  • for ever — for ev·er || fÉ™ revÉ™(r) eternally, endlessly, for always, at all times …   English contemporary dictionary

  • for ˈever — adv 1) for all time in the future, or for as long as you can imagine They promised to love each other forever.[/ex] 2) informal for a long time, usually longer than you would like The film seemed to go on forever.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • For Ever — Forever Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Cinéma Forever est un film américain réalisé par George Fitzmaurice en 1921. Forever (Sunganeul yeongwonhi) est un film sud coréen réalisé par… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • For ever and a day — Ever Ev eradv. [OE. ever, [ae]fre, AS. [ae]fre; perh. akin to AS. [=a] always. Cf. {Aye}, {Age},{Evry}, {Never}.] [Sometimes contracted into {e er}.] 1. At any time; at any period or point of time. [1913 Webster] No man ever yet hated his own… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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