Nev"er(nv"r), adv. [AS. nfre; ne not, no + fre ever.] 1. Not ever; not at any time; at no time, whether past, present, or future. Shak.
Death still draws nearer, never seeming near.Pope.
2. In no degree; not in the least; not.
Whosoever has a friend to guide him, may carry his eyes in another man's head, and yet see never the worse.South.
And he answered him to never a word.Matt. xxvii. 14.
Never is much used in composition with present participles to form adjectives, as in never-ceasing, never-dying, never-ending, never-fading, never-failing, etc., retaining its usual signification.
Never a deal, not a bit.
Never so, as never before; more than at any other time, or in any other circumstances; especially; particularly; -- now often expressed or replaced by
Ask me never so much dower and gift.Gen. xxxiv. 12.
A fear of battery, . . . though never so well grounded, is no duress.Blackstone.
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