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forever

adverb for·ev·er \ fə-ˈre-vər , fȯ- ; Southern often fə-ˈe-və \
|Updated on: 20 Aug 2018

Definition of forever

1 : for a limitless time
  • wants to live forever
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.

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First Known Use of forever

circa 1500

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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forever

noun

Definition of forever

: 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.

Recent Examples of forever from the Web

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First Known Use of forever

1858

in the meaning defined above

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forever Synonyms


FOREVER Defined for English Language Learners

forever

Definition of forever for English Language Learners

  • : for an endless time : for all time

  • : for a very long time

  • : at all times


forever

Definition of forever for English Language Learners

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


FOREVER Defined for Kids

forever

adverb for·ev·er \ fə-ˈre-vər \

Definition of forever for Students

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


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