for ever

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for ever (not comparable)

  1. Alternative form of forever.
    • 1764 December 24 (indicated as 1765), Onuphrio Muralto, translated by William Marshal [pseudonyms; Horace Walpole], chapter III, in The Castle of Otranto, [], London: [] Tho[mas] Lownds [], →OCLC, pages 107–108:
      The death of my ſon betiding while my ſoul was under this anxiety, I thought of nothing but reſigning my dominions, and retiring for ever from the ſight of mankind.
    • 1956 [1880], Johanna Spyri, Heidi, translation of original by Eileen Hall, page 66:
      'You probably won't understand what he's talking about at first, but don't ever say so, or he'll go on and on for ever, and you still won't understand any better.'