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forever

[ fawr-ev-er, fer- ]
/ fɔrˈɛv ər, fər- /
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adverb
without ever ending; eternally: Like the memory of her laughter, the love for her in our hearts will last forever.
continually; incessantly; always: He's forever complaining.
noun
an endless or seemingly endless period of time: It took them forever to make up their minds.
adjective
lasting for an endless period of time; permanent: The stray dog is staying with us until we can find a forever home for it.
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Idioms about forever

    forever and a day, eternally; always: They pledged to love each other forever and a day.

Origin of forever

First recorded in 1300–50; originally a prepositional phrase for ever
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How to use forever in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for forever

forever
/ (fɔːˈrɛvə, fə-) /

adverb
Also: for ever without end; everlastingly; eternally
at all times; incessantly
informal for a very long timehe went on speaking forever
noun
(as object) informal a very long timeit took him forever to reply
…forever! an exclamation expressing support or loyaltyScotland forever!

usage for forever

Forever and for ever can both be used to say that something is without end. For all other meanings, forever is the preferred form
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