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adverb nev·er \ˈne-vər\

Simple Definition of never

  • : not ever : not at any time

  • —used to express surprise, doubt, or disbelief

  • —used to say that you did not do something

Full Definition of never

  1. 1 :  not ever :  at no time <I never met her>

  2. 2 :  not in any degree :  not under any condition <never the wiser for his experience>

Examples of never

  1. I will never shop at that store again.

  2. I have never seen that happen before.

  3. That man has never heard of you.

  4. We will never forget what we saw.

  5. You never know what you'll find at a flea market.

  6. I never meant to hurt you.

  7. She never really said that.

  8. There is never enough time to finish our work.

  9. Never in my whole life have I been so offended!

  10. I gave him my business for years and never for one moment did I suspect that he was a criminal.



Origin of never

Middle English, from Old English nǣfre, from ne not + ǣfre ever — more at no


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with never



NEVER Defined for Kids

never

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adverb nev·er \ˈne-vər\

Definition of never

  1. 1 :  not ever :  at no time <He never said he was innocent.>

  2. 2 :  not to any extent or in any way <Never fear, I have the solution.>





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