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Meaning of ever

ev•er

Pronunciation: (ev'ur), [key]
— adv.
  1. at all times; always: an ever-present danger; He is ever ready to find fault.
  2. continuously: ever since then.
  3. at any time: Have you ever seen anything like it?
  4. in any possible case; by any chance; at all (often used to intensify or emphasize a phrase or an emotional reaction as surprise or impatience): How did you ever manage to do it? If the band ever plays again, we will dance.
  5. now and then; from time to time.
  6. to a great extent or degree; exceedingly: They were ever so kind to me.
—adj.
  1. every: She rises early ever morning.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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