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      • Native Language:
      • Burmese
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      • Myanmar
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    • Join Date: Apr 2016
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    #1

    Ever

    What does the sentence mean?
    'He looked as desconsolate as ever?'
    Especially,I'd like to know what the word 'ever' mean?

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    • Join Date: Dec 2015
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    #2

    Re: Ever

    He looked as disconsolate as ever means he looked just as depressed as he had looked at any time in the past. As ever is short for ​as he ever had.
    I am not a teacher.

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