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e'er

American English: /ɛr/
British English: /ɛː/

adverb

  • [literary] [archaic] ever
    Example sentences
    • But, unfortunately, now is not the time for soft-peddling the truth like this (if e'er a time there be).
    • Before the Mousetrap, Hamlet calls Horatio ‘as just a man / As e'er [his] conversation cop'd withal ’.
    • No man that's born of woman Shall e'er have power upon thee.
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