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evermore

[ev-er-mawr, -mohr] /ˌɛv ərˈmɔr, -ˈmoʊr/
adverb
1.
always; continually; forever.
2.
at all future times; henceforth.
Origin of evermore
1175-1225
First recorded in 1175-1225, evermore is from the Middle English word evermor. See ever, more
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Examples from the Web for evermore
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  • And Allis, the girl he loved as his life, would hang her head in shame for evermore.

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • Evelyn, I have confided to you all,—all this wild heart, now and evermore your own.

    Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • If a man will but work that which is in him, will but make the power of God his own, then is it well with him for evermore.

    A Dish Of Orts George MacDonald
  • I'm a roving vagabond—she hates me for evermore—it's all over!'

    Barnaby Rudge Charles Dickens
  • May thou burn for evermore in hell, thou black-hearted traitor!

    The Sea-Hawk Raphael Sabatini
  • There he stands unmasked; he has forfeited our confidence for evermore.

    Hellenica Xenophon
  • Set a wall about it, O Lord, and evermore mightily defend it.

    Clare Avery Emily Sarah Holt
  • His lips were closed upon his secret, and she knew that they would be closed for evermore.

  • We walk here no more, but they do evermore, beautiful, beautiful children.

    A Summer Evening's Dream Edward Bellamy
  • He was slow to understand that his sin had driven him out of her life for evermore.

British Dictionary definitions for evermore

evermore

/ˌɛvəˈmɔː/
adverb
1.
(often preceded by for) all time to come
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Word Origin and History for evermore
adv.

late 13c., from Old English æfre ma; see ever + more.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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