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Definition: Ever and anon
, adv. [OE. anoon, anon, anan, lit., in one
(moment), fr. AS. on in + [=a]n one. See On
1. Straightway; at once. [Obs.]
The same is he that heareth the word, and anon with
joy receiveth it. --Matt. xiii.
2. Soon; in a little while.
As it shall better appear anon. --Stow.
3. At another time; then; again.
Sometimes he trots, . . . anon he rears upright.
, at once; right off. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
Ever and anon
, now and then; frequently; often.
A pouncet box, which ever and anon
He gave his nose. --Shak.
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adv. [OE. ever, [ae]fre, AS. [ae]fre; perh. akin to
AS. [=a] always. Cf. Aye
[Sometimes contracted into e'er
1. At any time; at any period or point of time.
No man ever yet hated his own flesh. --Eph. v. 29.
2. At all times; through all time; always; forever.
He shall ever love, and always be
The subject of by scorn and cruelty. --Dryder.
3. Without cessation; continually.
Note: Ever is sometimes used as an intensive or a word of
enforcement. “His the old man e'er a son?”
To produce as much as ever they can. --M. Arnold.
Ever and anon
, now and then; often. See under Anon
Ever is one
, continually; constantly. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
, in whatever degree; to whatever extent; -- used to
intensify indefinitely the meaning of the associated
adjective or adverb. See Never so
, under Never
him be ever so rich.”
And all the question (wrangle e'er so long),
Is only this, if God has placed him wrong. --Pope.
You spend ever so much money in entertaining your
equals and betters. --Thackeray.
, eternally. See Forever
For ever and a day
, emphatically forever. --Shak.
She [Fortune] soon wheeled away, with scornful
laughter, out of sight for ever and day. --Prof.
(for or ere), before. See Or
Would I had met my dearest foe in heaven
Or ever I had seen that day, Horatio! --Shak.
Note: Ever is sometimes joined to its adjective by a hyphen,
but in most cases the hyphen is needless; as, ever
memorable, ever watchful, ever burning.