1. At all times; always: ever hoping to strike it rich.
a. At any time: Have you ever been to Europe?
b. In any way; at all: How did they ever manage? See Usage Note at rarely.
3. To a great extent or degree. Used for emphasis, often with so: He was ever so sorry. Was she ever mad!
ever and again/anon
Now and then; occasionally.
for ever and a day
[Middle English, from Old English ǣfre; see aiw- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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