Ever and anon
Anon A*non", adv. [OE. anoon, anon, anan, lit., in one (moment), fr. AS. on in + [=a]n one. See {On} and {One}.] 1. Straightway; at once. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it. --Matt. xiii. 20. [1913 Webster]

2. Soon; in a little while. [1913 Webster]

As it shall better appear anon. --Stow. [1913 Webster]

3. At another time; then; again. [1913 Webster]

Sometimes he trots, . . . anon he rears upright. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Anon right}, at once; right off. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

{Ever and anon}, now and then; frequently; often. [1913 Webster]

A pouncet box, which ever and anon He gave his nose. --Shak. [1913 Webster] ||


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  • Ever and anon — Ever Ev eradv. [OE. ever, [ae]fre, AS. [ae]fre; perh. akin to AS. [=a] always. Cf. {Aye}, {Age},{Evry}, {Never}.] [Sometimes contracted into {e er}.] 1. At any time; at any period or point of time. [1913 Webster] No man ever yet hated his own… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ever and anon — ► ever and anon archaic occasionally. Main Entry: ↑ever …   English terms dictionary

  • ever and anon — adverb see ever and again * * * ever and anon (archaic and poetic) From time to time • • • Main Entry: ↑ever * * * archaic occasionally ever and anon the stillness is rent by the scream of a gibbon Origin …   Useful english dictionary

  • ever and anon — adverb now and then …   Wiktionary

  • ever and anon — every now and then …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ever and anon — Often, every now and then, at short intervals …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • ever and anon — idi now and then; occasionally …   From formal English to slang

  • ever and anon — phrasal from time to time ; occasionally …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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