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Definitions of e'er

  1. at all times; all the time and on every occasion; " I will always be there to help you"; " always arrives on time"; " there is always some pollution in the air"; " ever hoping to strike it rich"; " ever busy"
  2. A contraction for ever. See Ever.
  3. A short form of ever; as, the sweetest song that e'er I heard.

Usage examples for e'er

  1. For me, I cannot see how native wit Can e'er dispense with art, or art with it. – The Satires, Epistles, and Art of Poetry by Horace a.k.a. Quintus Horatius Flaccus Translated by John Conington, M. A.
  2. Certainly it hadn't been the fairest that e'er the sun shone on! – Every Man for Himself by Hopkins Moorhouse
  3. You know old Trooper Campbell, And have you ever heard That bluff or lead could turn him, That e'er he broke his word? – In the Days When the World Was Wide and Other Verses by Henry Lawson
  4. Ascend to heaven and bring thy prayer to Jove, If e'er by word or act thou gav'st him aid. – The Story of Troy by Michael Clarke
  5. Remote from towns he ran his godly race, Nor e'er had changed nor wished to change his place. – St. Cuthbert's by Robert E. Knowles
  6. In like manner they contract ever a one into " e'er a one;" by which they mean either or any one. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  7. How shall he cut it Without e'er a knife? – Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1 by Edward William Cole
  8. Death seize thee first, Or e'er thou touch me- off! – Suppliant Maidens and Other Plays by AEschylus
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