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- adv. Used other than as an idiom: see ever, so.
- adv. Very, extremely
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. in whatever degree; to whatever extent; -- used to intensify indefinitely the meaning of the associated adjective or adverb. See Never so, under Never.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. (intensifier for adjectives) very
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It was a hope that increased ever so slightly when Roberts promptly stole second; a hope that morphed into a good feeling when the next batter, Bill Mueller, lined a single up the middle, scoring Roberts and squaring things at 4.
The throw from the left-fielder was cut off by Boston shortstop Johnny Pesky, who hesitated ever so slightly, then fired the ball to home plate a split-second late.
Kishida threaded his way through the traffic, still clumsy and jumpy on the gears, edged his way through the suburbs of the small city of Narita to the Kanto Expressway, where, ever so tentatively, he finally got up into the higher gears and was soon humming along at 100 kmh.
Certainly none was ever so serene, so devoid of contumacy, so penetratingly critical without rancor, and so optimistic without being utopian.
Then Graham reached up and shifted the rock ever so slightly, so that it would no longer be right over the plate for Germany Smith to whack.
Tina Wagner Mattern is a Portland, Oregon writer who has been blessed with every kind of miracle possible and is ever so grateful.
And that it really had just been “an ever so teensy-weensy gigantic explosion.”
But he let his pace slow ever so slightly, allowing Kulbrok to stride out ahead and the other charr to sift past.
We were tripping over the stuff, booting aside the Tressy doll with the crank in its back that made her hair longer or shorter, the Thumbelina infant that you wound up to make it circle its head ever so slightly, like it was alive.
I am set apart, observing all that happens as the young man draws a knife from beneath his doublet and comes ever so slowly toward me.