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'twas ever thus exp.
expression meaning "things never change"

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ever

  

      adv  
1    at any time  
have you ever seen it?     
2    by any chance; in any case  
how did you ever find out?     
3    at all times; always  
ever busy     
4    in any possible way or manner  
come as fast as ever you can     
5    Informal     (chiefly Brit)   (intensifier, in the phrases ever so, ever such, and ever such a)  
ever so good, ever such bad luck, ever such a waste     
6    ever and again (or anon)  
Archaic   now and then; from time to time  
7    is he or she ever!  
  (U.S. and Canadian)  
slang   he or she displays the quality concerned in abundance,   (See also)        forever  
     (Old English æfre, of uncertain origin)  
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ever

  
1    at all, at any period, at any point, at any time, by any chance, in any case, on any occasion  
2    always, at all times, aye     (Scot.)   constantly, continually, endlessly, eternally, everlastingly, evermore, for ever, incessantly, perpetually, relentlessly, to the end of time, unceasingly, unendingly  

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