e'er


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e'er

 (âr)
adv. Archaic
Ever.

e'er

(ɛə)
adv
poetic or archaic a contraction of ever

EER

energy efficiency ratio.

e'er

(ɛər)

adv. Chiefly Literary.
ever.
[1595–1605]

-eer

a noun-forming suffix occurring orig. in loanwords from French (buccaneer; mutineer; pioneer) and productive in the formation of English nouns denoting persons who produce, handle, or are otherwise associated with the referent of the base word (auctioneer; engineer; mountaineer; pamphleteer); now frequently pejorative (profiteer; racketeer). Compare -ary, -er2, -ier2.
[< French, Middle French -ier (Old French < Latin -ārius -ary as suffix of personal nouns); in some nouns replacing earlier suffixes (see engineer, charioteer) or the French suffix -aire -aire (see musketeer, volunteer)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.e'er - at all timese'er - 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"
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uf and Philip de Malvoisin know the use of the curfew as well as William the Bastard himself, or e'er a Norman adventurer that fought at Hastings.
There's no comfort for me no more," she went on, the tears coming when she began to speak, "now thy poor feyther's gone, as I'n washed for and mended, an' got's victual for him for thirty 'ear, an' him allays so pleased wi' iverything I done for him, an' used to be so handy an' do the jobs for me when I war ill an' cumbered wi' th' babby, an' made me the posset an' brought it upstairs as proud as could be, an' carried the lad as war as heavy as two children for five mile an' ne'er grumbled, all the way to Warson Wake, 'cause I wanted to go an' see my sister, as war dead an' gone the very next Christmas as e'er come.
I hanna seen the lad this two hour--I'd welly forgot as he'd e'er growed up from a babby when's feyther carried him.
As the Habitation of Augustus was within twelve miles of Town, it was not long e'er we arrived there, and no sooner had we entered Holboun than letting down one of the Front Glasses I enquired of every decent-looking Person that we passed "If they had seen my Edward?
I feel ye now - I feel ye in your strength - O spells more sure than e'er Judæan king Taught in the gardens of Gethsemane
quoth Robin Hood, laughing, "saw ye e'er such a pretty, mincing fellow?
By the bright bow of Heaven, I will have their ill-gotten gains from them, even though I hang for it as high as e'er a forest tree in Sherwood
here thou art, as tight a fellow as e'er I set mine eyes upon.
The world is deep:--and deeper than e'er the day could read.
He says, "The dismall'st day is this that e'er I saw: / To be dishonoured by my sons in Rome
that neither evil tongues, Rash judgments, nor the sneers of selfish men, Nor greetings where no kindness is, nor all The dreary intercourse of daily life, Shall e'er prevail against us or disturb .
Whilst I remember, Her and her virtues, I cannot forget My blemishes in them, and so still think of The wrong I did myself, which was so much That heirless it hath made my kingdom, and Destroyed the sweet'st companion that e'er man Bred his hopes out of.