Definition of ever
- ever striving to improve
- the ever-increasing population
- more than ever before
- how can I ever thank you
- looks ever so angry
- am I ever happy to see you
The crime rate is higher now than it has ever been.
He's forgotten all he's ever learned about history.
Have you ever been to France?
She's doing fine and is as pretty as ever.
No one has ever seen a better example of woodwork.
Has this ever been done before?
Did it ever occur to you that I might like more myself?
That was the worst movie I ever saw.
Technology in recent years has become ever more sophisticated.
The deadline draws ever closer.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
achingly, almighty, archly, awful, awfully, badly, beastly, blisteringly, bone, colossally, dang, deadly, desperately, eminently, enormously, especially, exceedingly (also exceeding), extra, extremely, fabulously, fantastically, far, fiercely, filthy, frightfully, full, greatly, heavily, highly, hugely, immensely, incredibly, intensely, jolly, majorly, mightily, mighty, mortally, most, much, particularly, passing, real, really, right, roaring, seriously, severely, so, sore, sorely, spanking, specially, such, super, supremely, surpassingly, terribly, that, thumping, too, uncommonly, vastly, very, vitally, way, whacking, wicked, wildly;
a lot, as all get-out, good and;
: at any time
: at all times
: to a greater degree
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