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evergreen

adjective A popular term for a “constant” in any field of human endeavor—e.g., an evergreen drug (e.g., Tylenol), an evergreen film (e.g., Casablanca), etc.

evergreen

a type of tree or shrub that possesses leaves in all seasons. Most CONIFERS are evergreen, as are many ANGIOSPERMS (e.g. laurel, privet), with an average leaf-life of about three years.
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and they deceived me altogether, and I gave the poor unfortunate girl a letter, which I fully believe was the beginning of her ever speaking to Littimer, who was left behind on purpose
Meeting her sharp glance, which was as sharp as ever when she asked me, I could not on that short challenge answer no, quite frankly.
But if ever they return, if ever any one of them returns, while I am alive, I am more likely than another, going about as I do, to find it out soon.
If ever you see me again, unlike what I am now, and like what I was when you first saw me, observe what company I am in.
I thought her more like him than ever I had thought her; and I felt, rather than saw, that the resemblance was not lost on my companion.
No single word can ever be unspoken; no single step retraced.
We must press on whether we will or no, and we shall walk better with our eyes before us than with them ever cast behind.
Oh, Father Time, lift with your kindly hands those bitter memories from off our overburdened hearts, for griefs are ever coming to us with the coming hours, and our little strength is only as the day.
Like a haunted house, its walls are ever echoing to unseen feet.
The course of love, however, seems not to have run smoothly, for later on he takes more walking exercise and less sleep, poor boy, than is good for him; and his face is suggestive of anything but wedding-bells and happiness ever after.
It WAS a queer fancy,' rejoined the other, breathing on his fictitious nose, and polishing it with the cuff of his coat, 'but he was a queer subject altogether--a kind of gipsy--one of the finest, stand-up men, you ever see.
These smalls,' said Dennis, rubbing his legs; 'these very smalls-- they belonged to a friend of mine that's left off sich incumbrances for ever: this coat too--I've often walked behind this coat, in the street, and wondered whether it would ever come to me: this pair of shoes have danced a hornpipe for another man, afore my eyes, full half-a-dozen times at least: and as to my hat,' he said, taking it off, and whirling it round upon his fist--'Lord