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Autor:  Thomas / USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  22/JAN/2014 3:13 PM
Assunto:  What does "ever" mean in this case?
 
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ever
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Ever is currently in the bottom 50% of lookups on Merriam-Webster.com.

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4 ENTRIES FOUND:

ev·er

 adverb \ˈe-vər\

: at any time

: at all times

: to a greater degree

Full Definition of EVER

1
:  always <ever striving to improve> <the ever-increasing population>
2
a :  at any time <more than ever before>
b :  in any way <how can I ever thank you>
3
—used as an intensive <looks ever so angry> <am I everhappy to see you>
— ever and anon
:  from time to time :  occasionally

Examples of EVER

  1. The crime rate is higher now than it has ever been.
  2. He's forgotten all he's ever learned about history.
  3. Have you ever been to France?
  4. She's doing fine and is as pretty as ever.
  5. No one has ever seen a better example of woodwork.
  6. Has this ever been done before?
  7. Did it ever occur to you that I might like more myself?
  8. That was the worst movie I ever saw.
  9. Technology in recent years has become ever more sophisticated.
  10. The deadline draws ever closer.

Origin of EVER

Middle English, from Old English ǣfre
First Known Use: before 12th century

Related to EVER

Synonyms
alwaysaye (also ay), e'ereternallyeverlastingly,evermoreforeverforevermoreindeliblypermanently,perpetuallyfor good (also for good and all), for keeps
Antonyms
ne'ernevernevermore

Rhymes with EVER

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What does "ever" mean in this case?  –  infojunkie  21/JAN/2014, 12:39 PM
What does "ever" mean in this case?  –  Thomas / USA  21/JAN/2014, 10:43 PM
What does "ever" mean in this case?  –  miltonhw  21/JAN/2014, 10:51 PM
 What does "ever" mean in this case?  –  Thomas / USA  22/JAN/2014, 3:13 PM
Is it never or always in this case?  –  infojunkie  22/JAN/2014, 3:29 PM
Is it never or always in this case?  –  PPAULO  22/JAN/2014, 6:31 PM
"The same as ever" it is then.  –  infojunkie  23/JAN/2014, 9:21 AM
"The same as ever" it is then.  –  PPAULO  23/JAN/2014, 10:27 PM

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