Ever

Ev"er

(?) adv. [OE. ever, fre, AS. fre; perh. akin to AS. always. Cf. Aye, Age,Evry, Never.]
[Sometimes contracted into e'er.]
1. At any time; at any period or point of time.
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No man ever yet hated his own flesh.
Eph. v. 29.
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2. At all times; through all time; always; forever.
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He shall ever love, and always be
The subject of by scorn and cruelty.
Dryder.
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3. Without cessation; continually.
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Ever is sometimes used as an intensive or a word of enforcement. "His the old man e'er a son?" Shak.
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To produce as much as ever they can.
M. Arnold.
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Ever and anon, now and then; often. See under Anon. -- Ever is one, continually; constantly. [Obs.] Chaucer. -- Ever so, in whatever degree; to whatever extent; -- used to intensify indefinitely the meaning of the associated adjective or adverb. See Never so, under Never. "Let him be ever so rich." Emerson.
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And all the question (wrangle e'er so long),
Is only this, if God has placed him wrong.
Pope.
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You spend ever so much money in entertaining your equals and betters.
Thackeray.

-- For ever, eternally. See Forever. -- For ever and a day, emphatically forever. Shak.
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She [Fortune] soon wheeled away, with scornful laughter, out of sight for ever and day.
Prof. Wilson.

-- Or ever (for or ere), before. See Or, ere. [Archaic]
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Would I had met my dearest foe in heaven
Or ever I had seen that day, Horatio!
Shak.
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Ever is sometimes joined to its adjective by a hyphen, but in most cases the hyphen is needless; as, ever memorable, ever watchful, ever burning.
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