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forever

[fawr-ev-er, fer-] /fɔrˈɛv ər, fər-/
adverb
1.
without ever ending; eternally:
to last forever.
2.
continually; incessantly; always:
He's forever complaining.
noun
3.
an endless or seemingly endless period of time:
It took them forever to make up their minds.
Idioms
4.
forever and a day, eternally; always:
They pledged to love each other forever and a day.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; orig. phrase for ever
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British Dictionary definitions for forever and day

forever

/fɔːˈrɛvə; fə-/
adverb
1.
Also for ever. without end; everlastingly; eternally
2.
at all times; incessantly
3.
(informal) for a very long time he went on speaking forever
noun
4.
(as object) (informal) a very long time it took him forever to reply
5.
…forever!, an exclamation expressing support or loyalty Scotland forever!
Usage note
Forever and for ever can both be used to say that something is without end. For all other meanings, forever is the preferred form
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Word Origin and History for forever and day
forever
late 14c., for ever; from for + ever. One word from late 17c.
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