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happily ever after

This phrase borrowed from fairy tale endings is used to suggest that everything will work out perfectly in the future. It is often used after a couple has gotten married. It was such a beautiful wedding, and I just know that Allie and Michael will live happily ever after. It's not like real people just magically live happily ever after—it takes a lot of hard work!
See also: after, ever, happily

live happily ever after

This phrase borrowed, from fairy tale endings, is used to suggest that everything will work out perfectly in the future. It is often used after a couple has gotten married. It was such a beautiful wedding, and I just know that Allie and Michael will live happily ever after. It's not like real people just magically live happily ever after—it takes a lot of hard work to keep a relationship healthy!
See also: after, ever, happily, live

live happily ever after

Cliché to live in happiness after a specific event. (A formulaic phrase at the end of fairy tales.) The prince and the princess lived happily ever after. They went away from the horrible haunted castle and lived happily ever after.
See also: after, ever, happily, live

live happily ever after

Spend the rest of one's life in happiness, as in In her romantic novels the hero and heroine end up marrying and then live happily ever after . This hyperbolic phrase ends many fairy tales. [Mid-1800s]
See also: after, ever, happily, live
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These two stayed together and revealed in the reunion special that they're still happily married.
He (Donnacha O'Brien on Happily) was trying to steady it up, but I thought I'd go on at my own pace.
Happily boasts a progressive profile, but for blowing out when favourite for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, and she also seems sure to find further improvement.
Happily was evidently among the Ballydoyle top rank from an early point but looked likely to be eclipsed by better stablemates in due course after Magical edged her out in the Debutante Stakes.
We're happy to hear Myriam Fares is one happily married woman, even if it doesn't dash all her single male fans' wishes hopes and dreams of becoming her Mr.
As she seasoned a PS1.20, 10pm cone of chips, my young female server was happily singing along to the muzak of Killing Me Softly.
This book shows you that when there are ups and downs along the way to happily ever after, sometimes you just have to be creative and have a sense of humor.
Although I have read books that have gripped me more rapidly, I would happily recommend this one, Although I have read books that have gripped me more rapidly, I would happily recommend this one, GULLY Potchard is just an ordinary boy, until he becomes tangled up in a gang of bullies from his old school...
Each poem describes an animal or child with a peculiar trait who learns to use or modify that trait to live happily with others.
THE idea that couples can live happily ever after is "bonkers", according to Hollywood star Emma Thompson.
Happily Ever After: The Life-Changing Power of a Grateful Heart comes from a reality show TV star who became part of a lasting love relationship, and shares author Trista Sutter's thoughts on how she lives a thankful life.
Summary: In-car video footage from Brazil which shows a man happily riding on the back bumper of an articulated lorry has caused a stir online.
If you are a happily married woman, you might like to give your husband several extra kisses this Valentine's Day if you have had coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG).
People who are happily married are more than three times more likely to be alive 15 years after bypass surgery than those who are unmarried, found a study reported in Health Psychology online on August 22, 2011.