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Was Desmond ever in the army?
Have you ever been to Cape Town?
It hardly ever rains here in the summer.
The method seldom, if ever, fails.
Don't ever do that again.
It was the only serious question he had ever asked me.
We must never ever forget how those brave men fought for our freedom.
Trevor Boulton is celebrating his first victory ever in the tournament.
It was ever so kind of you to invite us.
They're ever such nice people.
She's ever such a good dancer.
It looks as though we're stuck here for ever – the road's still blocked.
Let's just have it as a secret between us for ever and ever.
The old way of life is gone for ever.
This is the British English definition of ever. View American English definition of ever.
an extra sail sometimes fitted on the front of a boat used for racing
to post a tweet, usually a negative one, that mentions a person without using the @ sign, so that they will not see the message on their Twitter feed …add a word
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