everywhen adv.

(in time-travel contexts) in or to all points in time

Time Travel

  • 1943 P. S. Miller Gleeps in Astounding Science-Fiction July 100/2 page image P. Schuyler Miller bibliography

    I figure Gleeps is an Investigator. As far back as you want to go, he always has been, and as far ahead as you want to go in a bender, he always will be. Everywhere you go in this or any other universe he is, was and will be. He’s everywhen and everywhere—but I said that before.

  • 1949 E. E. Evans Food for Demons in Weird Tales Jan. 33/1 page image E. Everett Evans bibliography

    Its knowledge was starkly inconceivable, yet It was greedy and thirsty for more and greater knowledge. Everything everywhere everywhen was of interest to It.

  • 1955 P. Anderson Time Patrol in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction May 5/2 page image Poul Anderson bibliography

    You’re going to be a kind of policeman…. Everywhere. And everywhen.….You see, our company, while legitimate enough, is only a front and a source of funds. Our real business is patrolling time.

  • 1955 D. F. Galouye Day the Sun Died in Imagination Science Fiction 67/2 page image Daniel F. Galouye bibliography

    The square was filling with people again—from everywhere, everywhen…men from the distant future on their weightless sleds, some drifting without sleds; Neanderthal hordes; swarthy savages; troops armed with unfamiliar weapons; Grecian and Roman warriors; Egyptian dancing girls—all terrified, all fleeing from one another. [ellipsis in orig.]

  • 1965 C. D. Simak All Flesh is Grass (1979) 148 Clifford D. Simak

    So they went everywhere for fun, I thought. And everywhen, perhaps. They were temporal ghouls, feeding on the past.

  • 1980 A. Davidson Peregrine: Perplexed in Asimov’s Science Fiction Oct. 146 page image Avram Davidson bibliography

    There are such men everywhere and everywhen.

  • 2000 D. Eddings & L. Eddings Redemption of Althalus 230 David Eddings Leigh Eddings bibliography

    If it’s playing with distance that way, can’t it play with time the same way?… You told us that the House is everywhere—all at the same time… It’s everywhen then, too, isn’t it? What I'm getting at is that there’s probably a door to last week somewhere in the House—or one that leads to next year.

  • 2008 M. Roessner It’s a Wonderful Life in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Jan. 52 page image Michaela Roessner bibliography

    He reset the date and time on the Past chronometer…. He didn’t worry about his clothes—a janitor is a janitor pretty much everywhere. Everywhen. And he was taking his own advice and not going all that far back. The fifties would do just fine.

Research requirements

antedating 1943

Earliest cite

P. Schuyler Miller, in Astounding

Research History
OED has 19th-century evidence for the literary sense 'at all times, always'.

Enoch Forrester submitted a cite from a 1974 reprint of Harlan Ellison's "The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1968 magazine version.
Richard Dodson submitted a cite from a 1987 reprint of Isaac Asimov's "The End of Eternity"; we have enough other evidence that we do not actively need to verify it in the 1955 first edition.
Jeff Prucher submitted a cite from a reprint of Poul Anderson's "The Time Patrol"; Mike Christie verified it in the original 1955 magazine appearance.
Imran Ghory submitted a 2000 cite from David and Leigh Eddings' "The Redemption of Althalus".
Mike Christie submitted a cite from a 1979 reprint of Clifford Simak's "All Flesh Is Grass".
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 1943 cite from P. Schuyler Miller in Astounding.

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