I. adverb Date: circa 1500 1. for a limitless time <
wants to live forever
2. at all times ; continually <
is forever making bad puns
II. noun Date: 1858 a seemingly interminable time ; excessively long <
it took her forever to find the answer

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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