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forever

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adverb for·ev·er \fə-ˈrev-ər, fȯ-; Southern often fə-ˈe-və\

Simple Definition of forever

  • : for an endless time : for all time

  • : for a very long time

  • : at all times

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of forever

  1. 1 :  for a limitless time <wants to live forever>

  2. 2 :  at all times :  continually <is forever making bad puns>

Examples of forever in a sentence

  1. She was convinced that she would live forever.

  2. I've been waiting forever for the doctor.

  3. a dog that was forever chasing cars

  4. He's forever asking silly questions.



Circa 1500

First Known Use of forever

circa 1500


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forever

noun for·ev·er

Simple Definition of forever

  • : an extremely long time : a time that seems to last forever

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of forever

  1. :  a seemingly interminable time :  excessively long <it took her forever to find the answer>

Examples of forever in a sentence

  1. After what seemed like forever, I was able to see the doctor.

  2. It took forever to find his keys.



1858

First Known Use of forever

1858


FOREVER Defined for Kids

forever

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adverb for·ev·er \fə-ˈre-vər\

Definition of forever for Students

  1. 1 :  for a limitless time <Nothing lasts forever.>

  2. 2 :  at all times <She is forever bothering the teacher.>





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