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"
References in classic literature ?
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!
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?"
"By my life!" 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.
many a prince has been known To barter his robes for our cowl and our gown, But which of us e'er felt the idle desire To exchange for a crown the grey hood of a Friar!
The frequent stone is hurled where e'er they go ; When badgers fight, then every one's a foe .
I'm so loved by the lasses, None my basket e'er passes; They're tittering with pleasure, As I'm taking their measure; And when the wig's tied With a sweet vacant stare, They cry, charming wigman!
Poor Meg!--Look jenny, was the like e'er seen, How bleer'd and red with greeting look her Een!
Our smokestack's perfection, and after reflection, although our machines may cost more, You'll find they are stronger, and last you much longer than any e'er purchased before...
Oh mother, do not pray your bud should e'er become a rose,