ever after

idiom

old-fashioned
: from that time forward
She remembered him fondly ever after.
The fairy tale ended by saying that the characters in the story lived happily ever after.
the phrase live happily ever after is also used to describe real people who are being compared in some way to characters in a fairy tale
His biography tells the story of a poor boy who grew up to be a millionaire and lived happily ever after.

Examples of ever after in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There's more to the fairytale of Shrek and Fiona's happily ever after. Kimi Robinson, USA TODAY, 10 July 2024 The Kiwi version of the show first premiered in 2017, and while the series took a hiatus following its third season, MAFS NZ is back and better than ever after its fourth season premiered in 2024. Jenzia Burgos, StyleCaster, 5 July 2024 Perfect Match season 2 did not end happily ever after for one couple. Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, 3 July 2024 The new ride, named Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, is the story of what happens after her happily ever after, as Tiana expands her business with a company called Tiana’s Foods in the late 1920s and ’30s. Bethanee Bemis, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for ever after 

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“Ever after.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ever%20after. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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