ever so

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See also: everso and ever-so-


Alternative forms[edit]

ever-so-, everso


  • IPA(key): /ˈɛvə(ɹ) ˌsoʊ/
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ever so (not comparable)

  1. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see ever,‎ so.
    • 2003: Peter Lee, Halcyon days: How to lose a war in a week
      Were ironic quotation marks ever so deserved?
  2. Very, extremely
    • 1823: John Howard Payne
      Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home.
    • 1899 February, Joseph Conrad, “The Heart of Darkness”, in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, volume CLXV, number M, New York, N.Y.: The Leonard Scott Publishing Company, [], OCLC 1042815524, part I:
      He was five feet six, I should judge, and had his grip on the handle–end of ever so many millions.
    • 2002: S. K. Elkins (poster on Harry Potter for Grownups Yahoogroup), re: Draco Malfoy Is Ever So Lame. Yet Sympathetic. And Dead, Too (read at [1] on 13 May 2006)
      How bad is Voldemort? Ever so bad!