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Definition of "forever" []

  • For everlasting time; eternally: No one can live forever. (adverb)
  • At all times; incessantly: was forever complaining about the job. (adverb)
  • A seemingly very long time: It has taken forever to resolve these problems. (noun)

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 "forever" in a sentence
  • "The real origin appears to be this: it was a part of the religious belief of the Egyptians that, as a reward of a well-spent and virtuous life, their bodies after death should exist and remain undecayed forever in their tombs, for we find in the "Book of the Dead" the following inscription placed over the spirits who have found favor in the eyes of the Great God: "The bodies which they have forsaken shall _sleep forever_ in their sepulchres, while they rejoice in the presence of God most high.""
  • "The former proposed to establish slavery forever; the latter abolished it _forever_.)"
  • "Our conviction of what we have believed in forever is her fodder, which she consumes ravenously."