Definition of never
- I never met her
- never the wiser for his experience
I will never shop at that store again.
I have never seen that happen before.
That man has never heard of you.
We will never forget what we saw.
You never know what you'll find at a flea market.
I never meant to hurt you.
She never really said that.
There is never enough time to finish our work.
Never in my whole life have I been so offended!
I gave him my business for years and never for one moment did I suspect that he was a criminal.
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by no means, in no wise, nothing doing, on no account;
: not ever : not at any time
—used to express surprise, doubt, or disbelief
—used to say that you did not do something
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