Definition of ever and anon in US English:

ever and anon


  • Occasionally.

    ‘ever and anon the stillness is rent by the scream of a gibbon’
    • ‘Meantime, Fedellah was calmly eyeing the right whale's head, and ever and anon glancing from the deep wrinkles there to the lines in his own hand.’
    • ‘The government continues ever and anon, as slow as snail.’
    sometimes, from time to time, now and then, every now and then, now and again, every now and again, at times, every so often, once in a while, every once in a while, on occasion, on occasions, on the odd occasion, periodically, at intervals, irregularly, sporadically, spasmodically, infrequently, intermittently, on and off, off and on
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