For aye
Aye Aye, Ay Ay, adv. [Icel. ei, ey; akin to AS. [=a], [=a]wa, always, Goth. aiws an age, Icel. [ae]fi, OHG, ?wa, L. aevum, Gr. ? an age, ?, ?, ever, always, G. je, Skr. ?va course. ?, ?. Cf. {Age}, v., {Either}, a., {Or}, conj.] Always; ever; continually; for an indefinite time. [1913 Webster]

For his mercies aye endure. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{For aye}, {always}; forever; eternally. [1913 Webster]


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