ever after

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ever after (not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic) forever, for eternity
    • 1847, Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
      I've dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they've gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the colour of my mind.
    • 1992, Basic Instinct, written by Joe Eszterhas, Catherine and Nick played by (respectively) Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas
      Catherine: What do we do now, Nick?
      Nick: Fuck like minks, raise rug rats, live happily ever after.
      Catherine: I hate rug rats.
      Nick: Fuck like minks, forget the rug rats, and live happily ever after.


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