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Was writing it naturally and wanted to double check but couldn't find any use of it on the net so now I'm doubting my language skills. Am a native speaker.

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    It’s certainly ungrammatical to me. Ever in pursuit, yes; in an eternal pursuit, yes. But ever is not an adjective in my English. – Janus Bahs Jacquet May 20 '19 at 6:22
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    @JanusBahsJacquet I agree, but it is sometimes used as part of an adjectival phrase. For example "the ever restless sea", "an ever hungry dog", "an ever more demanding employer". I wonder whether the OP has picked up on that usage without quite understanding the difference. More information on the context in which the OP wants to use the quoted phrase might help. – BoldBen May 20 '19 at 7:04
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    @BoldBen Yes, it’s very common as an adverb modifying an attributive adjective, that’s true, and frequently written with a hyphen (an ever-changing scenery, etc.). – Janus Bahs Jacquet May 20 '19 at 7:32
  • @BoldBen Say "constantly in ever pursuit of self-improvement." – shoryuu May 20 '19 at 7:36
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    @shoryuu You wouldn’t use the hyphen there, because pursuing is a verbal participle, not an adjective. If you add the hyphen, you’re saying the self-improvement is ever-pursuing (pursuing what?), whereas without it, it’s someone who’s forever pursuing self-improvement. – Janus Bahs Jacquet May 20 '19 at 7:43
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"In never-ending pursuit" maybe.

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You mean forever pursuit:

(The Infinite Pursuit - Neuroscience - Hackensack Meridian Health)

I encourage all survivors to be in a forever pursuit to continue improving.

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    This still seems awkward to me, compared to "eternal pursuit" (as suggested elsewhere in comments) or "perpetual pursuit". – user888379 May 20 '19 at 14:13

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