ever

Definitions

  • Have you ever tried riding without the handles
    Have you ever tried riding without the handles
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv ever at all times; all the time and on every occasion "I will always be there to help you","always arrives on time","there is always some pollution in the air","ever hoping to strike it rich","ever busy"
    • adv ever at any time "did you ever smoke?","the best con man of all time"
    • adv ever (intensifier for adjectives) very "she was ever so friendly"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The ever reliable Brickley; A football thoroughbred--Tack Hardwick The ever reliable Brickley; A football thoroughbred--Tack Hardwick
Do you ever play anything by request Do you ever play anything by request
THROUGH EVER-GREEN GLASSES THROUGH EVER-GREEN GLASSES

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: First novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer
    • Ever At all times; through all time; always; forever. "He shall ever love, and always be
      The subject of by scorn and cruelty."
    • Ever At any time; at any period or point of time. "No man ever yet hated his own flesh."
    • Ever Without cessation; continually. "To produce as much as ever they can."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first ever "World Summit on Toilets" was held in Singapore in November 2001
    • ever At all times; always; continually.
    • ever At any time; at any period or point of time, past or future: in negative, interrogative, or comparative sentences: as, no man is ever the happier for injustice; did you ever see anything like it? I do not think I ever did.
    • ever In any degree; any; at all: usually in connection with an adverb or adjective in the comparative degree, and after a negative.
    • ever To any possible degree; in any possible case: with as: a word of enforcement or emphasis: as, as soon as ever he had done it.
    • ever For all time; to the end of life.
    • ever Continually; incessantly; without intermission: as, he is for ever in the way; she is for ever singing, from morning to night.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Heinz first started making ketchup in 1876 and the recipe has remained the same ever since
    • adv Ever ev′ėr always: eternally: at any time: at all times: continually: in any degree
    • n Ever a plant that remains green all the year
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Quotations

  • Hanmer Parsons Grant
    Hanmer Parsons Grant
    “We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.”
  • Jonathan Swift
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    “No wise man ever wished to be younger.”
  • Wilson Mizner
    Wilson%20Mizner
    “The worst tempered people I have ever met were those who knew that they were wrong.”
  • Bernard M. Baruch
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    “Nobody ever lost money taking a profit.”
  • Walter Savage Landor
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    “No thoroughly occupied person was ever found really miserable.”
  • Elizabeth Gaskell
    Elizabeth Gaskell
    “Madam your wife and I didn't hit it off the only time I ever saw her. I won't say she was silly, but I think one of us was silly, and it wasn't me.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. ever, æfre, AS. æfre,; perh. akin to AS. ā, always. Cf. Aye Age,Evry Never

Usage

In literature:

Edwin had scarcely ever heard any one address his father by his Christian name.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
Very few people ever rise to their greatest possibilities or ever know their entire power unless confronted by some great occasion.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
In those days coffins were nothing but boxes anyway, but Alex's coffin was the most terrible thing that I have ever seen.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
Would the gods ever leave mankind without religion?
"Aurelian" by William Ware
Like a cataract they rushed, ever and ever growing faster.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
Michael Vanbrugh cast on his picture a look such as no living face ever had won, or ever would win, from his cold eyes.
"Olive A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
It was the most nourishing food that has ever been prepared.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
The Almighty knows you've had more to put up with than ever I had and you don't spend your time growlin' about it, either.
"Fair Harbor" by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Most ever' body drank it but you hardly ever seed a man drunk.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
I do not think that Sir Joseph ever repented of the perilous deed he did in marrying that young wife.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
He had suffered too more than words could ever tell.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
Mrs. Reed went about the house sighing, and scrubbed harder than ever.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
No creature that has ever seen you, my dear, ever forgets you.
"The Hour and the Man" by Harriet Martineau
But you know if Mr Hope is ever reminded of them, he will be sure to rub them out.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
Few had ever resisted it successfully, even monarchs themselves.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
To be sure, as far back as we can trace, none of them has ever done anything bad either.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
He's had to do with him ever since he was a pup, and no doubt he feels badly at the thought of losing him.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
How in the world did I ever contrive to live at Thrush Hill?
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Luther Hansen was the only preacher to whom Lizzie Farnshaw ever listened.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
We'll travel ever so cheaply and live ever so plainly; only let us go!
"The End of a Coil" by Susan Warner
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In poetry:

No woman ever was,
was wiser
than you. None is
more true.
"Song" by Robert Creeley
A soft song, filled
With a misery
Older than Mose
Will ever be.
"Mose" by Sterling A Brown
So you see I never fear,
God's protection's ever near—
God sees.
"God Sees" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Here to me, now, for you
Lean on my heart.
Who says that you and I
Ever can part?--
"Parted" by Sophie Margaret Hensley
But it can not move thee,
My mad prayer!
Though I must ever love thee,
Coldest fair!
"Love Without Hope" by James Avis Bartley
Would that Love's fond pursuit
Were crownèd never,
Or that his virgin kiss
Lasted for ever!
"Coquette et Froide" by Julia Ward Howe

In news:

The old "nobody ever got fired for buying IBM" sort of transformed into "nobody ever got fired for putting Windows on the desktop".
It's the first ever #1 song from the first performer ever to win the CMA Entertainer of the Year award twice.
When ever we like to study we just open these sites and we can study what ever we like.
Our army of comedians probe ever darker, ever more divisive topics.
"It's almost a never, ever, ever happening thing," she said.
Happily Ever at the Box, Life Could Be a Dream, Mr Marmalade, Our Town, Tamarie Cooper's DOOMSDAY REVUE (the greatest musical ever).
Funeral services for Mr Eldo " Hap " W. Scharnberg, 94, of Spencer, formerly of Everly, will be held at 10:30 am, today, Friday, Aug 24, 2007, at Hope Lutheran Church of Everly.
In her fourth album, "Red," Taylor Swift once again explores that mysterious, ever-changing, ever-infuriating human dilemma: love.
This one I blame on my insomnia, which has apparently decided it really wants to be my friend forever and ever and ever and EVER.
I have ever really understood why gluten ever really needed to be an ingredient in ketchup , but it is a concern for anyone that has issues with gluten.
Can we ever truly know who our parents were and can we ever overcome family trauma.
Last Friday HAD to be one of the funnest days ever -- we got to hang with Austin Mahone at his FIRST-ever magazine photo shoot in NYC.
Drives seem to get ever smaller, but now a new model from Pretec claims to be the tiniest ever.
Carter's second musky ever, about 30" after catching his first ever, a 43" fish, just a couple of days before.
Funeral services for Shirley Nath , 86, of Everly, will be held at 11 am Saturday, July 19, 2008, at Warner Funeral Home in Everly.
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In science:

By Theorem 3.5, if the list ever becomes empty, it is because the mountain-valley pattern is not flat-foldable.
When Can You Fold a Map?
We have used a 479.7 ks Chandra image, the deepest X-ray observation ever presented, to study the X-ray source content of the HDF-N and its immediate vicinity.
The Chandra Deep Survey of the Hubble Deep Field North Area. IV. An Ultradeep Image of the HDF-N
Ever since, this model is called the Ising model.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
To our knowledge, this is the first multiparticle (N 6= 1) Rosenstock trapping problem ever studied. A good reason for this is that the multiparticle versions of the trapping problem are much more difficult to solve than the trapping problems with a single particle.
Multiparticle trapping problem in the half-line
This form is completely that same as what we have ever seen in quantum field theory.
Gauge Theory of Gravity
However, when the other argument hasn’t ever been defined, it is assumed to act like false .
The temporal calculus of conditional objects and conditional events
In Nature, this coupling constant is determined, for a given experiment, once for ever and cannot be arbitrarily changed.
Stationary flows in quantum dissipative closed circuits as a challenge to thermodynamics
Using induction, we thus build a sequence of ever greater tilings.
An algorithm to generate exactly once every tiling with lozenges of a domain
We show that, as expected, both the overall amplitude and the shape of the spectrum differ from what is obtained for the linear dispersion relation, without ever requiring the effective frequency to become imaginary.
Trans-Planckian Physics and the Spectrum of Fluctuations in a Bouncing Universe
The network in which people are connected if they have ever had a conversation, on the other hand, is very densely connected and certainly has a giant component.
Random graphs as models of networks
This paper reveals that the surface brightness profile, the velocity dispersion measurements, and the estimated supermassive black hole mass in M32 are inconsistent with the galaxy having, and probably ever having had, an r1/4 light profile.
Evidence for an outer disk in the Prototype `Compact Elliptical' Galaxy M32
The course for future research is to refine these calculations pursuing ever improved initial models beginning the simulation earlier and earlier in the astrophysical inspiral orbital process, thereby evaluating and improving the astrophysical accuracy of these early results.
Modeling gravitational radiation from coalescing binary black holes
It is then important to determine whether large, static, thermal pressure-confined clouds ever develop and, if yes, how long does it take for the dynamic situation to fade away.
The nonlinear development of the thermal instability in the atomic ISM and its interaction with random fluctuations
Also, the overall setting of S ′ γ , especially the restriction to a basically first-order, many-sorted setting, rules out s everal powerful programming idioms, e.g., higher-order functions.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
Therefore, after ι log |G| steps, for some constant ι, the probability of ever revisiting Case 0 will be less than exp(− log |G|).
Towards a practical, theoretically sound algorithm for random generation in finite groups
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