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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!
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Weddings ending on a happily-ever-after note is usual, but ever heard of a wedding ending with the groom getting arrested?
Will Rory and Chase and the rest of the Characters make it to a happily-ever-after? Or will the Snow Queen finally triumph?
Carpenter is proud to announce the release of her novel, “Along the Way to Happily-Ever-After...: A Humorous Guide to Weathering the Newlywed Years and Creating a Happy and Lasting Marriage.” The novel is a humorous collection of tall tales, personal short stories and advice about the newlywed years and marriage.
CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER Wed C5 9pm NEW SERIES With a theme described as Twisted Fairytale, it seems a happily-ever-after ending is unlikely for most of the celebs taking part in this reality show.
Finally, in their senior year at a private school in the city of love, their happily-ever-after begins--and ends--and resumes--and ends--and resumes--all with tremendous passion.
An adroit combination of wised-up and happily-ever-after, its story of an animation princess thrust into New York's gritty reality gently mocks the mighty Disney fantasy machine without losing the core of the franchise's family appeal.Perhaps because even mild self-mockery has never been the Disney way, this romantic comedy with music spent more than a decade locked away in development hell.
The Prokofiev music, played beautifully by the Chicago Sinfonietta, embeds strains of sadness within the happily-ever-after tale.
The lilting interludes at the beginning and end of each CD are mostly gentle guitar riffs, with a final jangling discord--not happily-ever-after music.
The Dutch import King & King (Tricycle Press, $14.95), by Linda de Haan and Stern Nijland, turns the old prince-seeks-princess stow on its head but arrives unruffled at the happily-ever-after. It's just the kind of fairy tale you'd expect to hear in Amsterdam.
From the beginning, readers await the "happily-ever-after" that concludes such classic tales.
Appreciation of Monk's architectural qualities requires more than the wish for the happily-ever-after, but less than a vision that owns the world as its own responsibility.
If the spell is broken, why is there no happily-ever-after?
It came as no surprise she chose to write mysteries and happily-ever-after's since that's the genres she loves to read.
This audience, by and large impervious to Hollywood products, expects three hours of pure escape: beautiful, glamorous stars: romantic, happily-ever-after stories; exotic locales; and lavishly staged song and dance extravaganzas.
The happily-ever-after phase began three years ago when Tania and Katya joined the Columbia Classical Ballet.