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Definition of "ever" [ev•er]

  • At all times; always: ever hoping to strike it rich. (adverb)
  • At any time: Have you ever been to Europe? (adverb)
  • In any way; at all: How did they ever manage? See Usage Note at rarely. (adverb)
  • To a great extent or degree. Used for emphasis often with so: He was ever so sorry. Was she ever mad! (adverb)
  • Again Now and then; occasionally. (idiom)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ever" in a sentence
  • "Which means I am never, ever, *ever* going to find one."
  • "And no one ever, *ever* buys candy corn for themselves."
  • "But my real point is that nobody ever, *ever* has any actual evidence."