[ adverb ] for a limitless time


"no one can live forever" "brightly beams our Father's mercy from his lighthouse evermore"- P.P.Bliss

Used in print

(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)

It will forever be a baseball mystery how a team will suddenly start hitting after a distressing slump .

(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)

One reel - from eight to twelve minutes - became the standard length from the year of Robbery , 1903 , until Griffith shattered that limit forever with Birth_of_a_Nation in 1915 .

(Robert A. Futterman, The Future of Our Cities....)

However , the building of freeways and garages cannot continue forever .

As it affects the city 's fiscal situation , such an interchange is ruinous ; it removes forever from the tax rolls property which should be taxed to pay for the city services .

(W. E. B. DuBois, Worlds of Color....)

It was going_to stay forever .

Related terms

ageless ageless ageless

[ adverb ] seemingly without interruption; often and repeatedly




"always looking for faults" "it is always raining" "he is forever cracking jokes" "they are forever arguing"

Used in print

(Robert Penn Warren, Wilderness....)

Adam watched his own hands make the caressing , anxious movement that , when rain falls and nobody comes , and ruin draws_close like a cat rubbing against the ankles , has been the ritual of stall vendors , forever .

[ adverb ] (informal) for a very long or seemingly endless time


"she took forever to write the paper" "we had to wait forever and a day"

Used in print

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

Certainly not in Orchestra_hall where he has played countless recitals , and where Thursday night he celebrated his 20th season with the Chicago_Symphony_orchestra , playing the Brahms_Concerto with his own slashing , demon-ridden cadenza melting into the high , pale , pure and lovely song with which a violinist unlocks the heart of the music , or forever finds it closed .

Related terms


[ noun ] time without end


eternity infinity

Related terms

time alpha_and_omega