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.
- prep. eternally; at all times. See Forever.
- adv. Through eternity; through endless ages; eternally.
- adv. At all times; always.
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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The real origin appears to be this: it was a part of the religious belief of the Egyptians that, as a reward of a well-spent and virtuous life, their bodies after death should exist and remain undecayed forever in their tombs, for we find in the "Book of the Dead" the following inscription placed over the spirits who have found favor in the eyes of the Great God: "The bodies which they have forsaken shall _sleep forever_ in their sepulchres, while they rejoice in the presence of God most high."
The former proposed to establish slavery forever; the latter abolished it _forever_.)
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Our conviction of what we have believed in forever is her fodder, which she consumes ravenously.
Not coincidentally, such a route, if found, likely would have been called the Frémont Trail, thus cementing his name forever to the fate of California.
Blessed are you, O God of our fathers; praised be your name forever and ever.
Not only would his name forever be mentioned alongside the greats of the sport—Merckx, Hinault, Indurain—but he was almost making it look easy.
Tuesday marks the 25th anniversary of the nuclear accident at Chernobyl, a name forever to be associated with catastrophe.
I've had the title forever, last night I got the story itself.
I made a choice one day to stick up for the Indian girls in class who were being picked on and I guess I soiled my name forever.
Probably, when he wrote the word forever, he had thought it was the truth.