forever

adverb
for·​ev·​er | \ fə-ˈre-vər How to pronounce forever (audio) , fȯ-; Southern often fə-ˈe-və \

Definition of forever

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : for a limitless time wants to live forever
2 : at all times : continually is forever making bad puns

forever

noun

Definition of forever (Entry 2 of 2)

: a seemingly interminable time : excessively long it took her forever to find the answer

Synonyms & Antonyms for forever

Synonyms: Adverb

Synonyms: Noun

Antonyms: Adverb

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Examples of forever in a Sentence

Adverb She was convinced that she would live forever. I've been waiting forever for the doctor. a dog that was forever chasing cars He's forever asking silly questions. Noun After what seemed like forever, I was able to see the doctor. It took forever to find his keys.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb This surge in labor's bargaining power won't last forever, however. Allison Morrow, CNN, 8 Jan. 2022 Elmo and Zoe practiced sharing and are still best buds forever! NBC News, 6 Jan. 2022 Importantly, student loan relief won’t last forever. Zack Friedman, Forbes, 5 Jan. 2022 No fairytale can last forever… at least in real life. Kelly Wynne, PEOPLE.com, 5 Jan. 2022 Looking back on the ‘20s, Frederick Lewis Allen was struck by how financial wizards and flappers alike missed obvious signs that the boom times couldn’t last forever. Ron Grossman, chicagotribune.com, 2 Jan. 2022 But the pandemic won’t last forever, and a backlash already is stirring against reforms that fostered crime. Barry Latzer, WSJ, 2 Jan. 2022 After Saturday, the Utes will forever be a part of that. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 31 Dec. 2021 As long as another host for Covid exists, there is no hope of being safe from it forever. Maryn Mckenna, Wired, 31 Dec. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun One way to mess with an option team’s Plan A is to not only stick them with third-and-forevers, but to put them in an early hole, making them throw out of desperation. Sean Keeler, The Denver Post, 14 Sep. 2019 Printed with thermochromic ink, the stamp reveals a second image of the moon when a finger is pressed to it, and a sheet of 16 Forever stamps features a map of the eclipse path. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 18 Aug. 2017 Forever is gonna start aboard Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas Monday with a concert of lunar proportions. Chabeli Herrera, miamiherald, 17 Aug. 2017 Forever stamps are always equal to the current First-Class Mail service 1-ounce price. Michael Mcgough, sacbee, 14 July 2017 On July 12, the centenary of the artist’s birth, the postal service will celebrate the first day of 12 commemorative Forever stamps, each depicting a detail from a Wyeth painting. Stephan Salisbury, Philly.com, 26 June 2017 Try your hand at space exploration (Photo: Provided by US Postal Service) The pane of 16 Forever stamps are available beginning Tuesday at Post Office facilities nationwide and may be pre-ordered for delivery after June 20. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 20 June 2017

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First Known Use of forever

Adverb

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1741, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of forever was in the 13th century

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12 Jan 2022

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“Forever.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/forever. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for forever

forever

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of forever

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: for an endless time : for all time
: for a very long time
: at all times : constantly

forever

noun

English Language Learners Definition of forever (Entry 2 of 2)

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

forever

adverb
for·​ev·​er | \ fə-ˈre-vər How to pronounce forever (audio) \

Kids Definition of forever

1 : for a limitless time Nothing lasts forever.
2 : at all times She is forever bothering the teacher.

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