it was ever thus

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it was ever thus

It has always been this way; this has always been the truth. Sometimes stylized as "’twas ever thus." We should be disappointed to learn our political leaders are so deep in the pockets of corporations, but we should not be surprised. It was ever thus. ’Twas ever thus, unfortunately—the higher you are in a socioeconomic hierarchy, the more you depend on the exploitation of lower-class workers.
See also: ever, thus

it was ever thus (or so)

used as a humorous way of suggesting that despite claims of things having been better in the past nothing much alters. informal
1998 Bookseller Curious and surprising (to say the least) and depressing things happen. But it was ever so.
See also: ever, thus
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Teams in Europe were more technically proficient - twas ever thus - but most struggled to live with English teams' intensity, their physicality and their sheer will to win.
'Tune sic semper' as the good Bishop would have said, 'twas ever thus'.
The historical scope of this collection also reminds us that 'twas ever thus. In fact, in the early days of cinema, women dominated in certain scenes, and these pioneers of the artform didn't wait for permission from anyone to make films.
As always, consideration of the fact that London remains the ever-powerful magnet for business and investment produced no answers - 'twas ever thus.
As he drones on about Smoot-Hawley and Laffer Curves, students drool, sleep, and smack their gum; twas ever thus and ever thus shall be?
'Twas ever thus. In 1947, dinner in First Class aboard the Cunard White Star flagship RMS Queen Elizabeth went as follows: for starters, it was oysters on the half shell, followed by clear turtle soup, turbot for the fish course and timbale of ham.
I was interested to see how the book was going to address the dichotomy of the "'twas ever thus" of basic optical principles and cutting-edge developments in low vision practice.
FINALLY, much talk last week, as ever, about MPs claiming dodgy expenses, so it was nice to be reminded that 'twas ever thus.
'Twas ever thus, but no-one can deny that when they have to get on with it they do just that and you would not want to get in their way.
'Twas ever thus: that you can do anything at all with your body, balance, and bat just so long as you compensate by brining your bat and arms around in the correct launching position.
Twas ever thus. Joe Royle's Dogs of War were labelled Wimbledon-copycats by Alex Ferguson, after the Blues had beaten them in the league and the FA Cup final and then drawn 2-2 at old Trafford.
The answer I received was one word: "Tough!" Twas ever thus, JacK.
'Twas ever thus. But every film has something of note - good or bad - and there are always surprises.
Twas ever thus and how those trainers must quake in fear at the prospect of a few of us in the press room taking out a licence.