Always vs. Forever

By Jaxson

  • Always (adverb)

    At all times; throughout all time

    “God is always the same.”

    “perpetually|continually|all the time|every time|Thesaurus:forever”

    “at no time|never|Thesaurus:never”

  • Always (adverb)

    Constantly during a certain period, or regularly at stated intervals (opposed to sometimes or occasionally).



    “In this street, the shops always close during lunchtime.”

  • Always (adverb)

    In any event.

    “I thought I could always go back to work.”

    “anyhow|anyway|at any rate|regardless|Thesaurus:regardless”

  • Forever (adverb)

    For all time, for all eternity; for a lifetime; for an infinite amount of time.

    “I shall love you forever.”

  • Forever (adverb)

    For a very long time, a seeming eternity.

    “We had to wait forever to get inside.”

  • Forever (adverb)

    Constantly or frequently.

    “You are forever nagging me.”

  • Forever (noun)

    An extremely long time.

    “I haven’t seen him in forever!”

  • Forever (noun)

    a mythical time in the infinite future that will never come.

    “Sure, I’d be happy to meet with you on the 12th of forever.”

  • Forever (adjective)

    Permanent, lasting

  • Always (adverb)

    at all times; on all occasions

    “the sun always rises in the east”

  • Always (adverb)

    throughout a long period of the past

    “Isabel had always been in rude health”

  • Always (adverb)

    for all future time; forever

    “she will always be missed”

  • Always (adverb)

    repeatedly and annoyingly

    “she is always making derogatory remarks”

  • Always (adverb)

    as a last resort; failing all else

    “if the marriage doesn’t work out, we can always get divorced”

Oxford Dictionary

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