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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. For everlasting time; eternally: No one can live forever.
  • adv. At all times; incessantly: was forever complaining about the job.
  • n. A seemingly very long time: It has taken forever to resolve these problems.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. for all time, for all eternity; for an infinite amount of time.
  • adv. for a very long time, 'an' eternity.
  • adv. for an excessively long time.
  • adv. constantly or frequently.
  • n. An extremely long time.
  • n. a mythical time in the infinite future that will never come.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. eternally. See Forever.
  • adv. Through eternity; through endless ages; eternally.
  • adv. At all times; always.
  • prep. eternally; at all times. See Forever.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A common mode of writing for ever (which see, under ever).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. for a limitless time
  • adv. without interruption
  • adv. for a very long or seemingly endless time

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  • 'Everyone had a forever, but given a choice, this would be mine. The one that began in this moment, with him, in a kiss that took my breath away, then gave it back- leaving me astounded, amazed, and most of all, alive.' -The Truth About Forever, by Sarah Dessen

    February 21, 2008

  • "I intend to live forever, or die trying."
    - Groucho Marx.

    December 24, 2007