Meaning of NEVER in English

ˈnevə(r) adverb

Etymology: Middle English never, nevere, from Old English nǣfre, from ne not, no + ǣfre ever — more at no , ever

1. : not ever : not at any time : at no time

never saw his equal

— often used to form emphatic double negatives

I never had no trouble with him before

2. : not in any degree : not in the least : not in any way : not under any condition — used in emphatic negation

never fear

he had never a cent

never the wiser for his experience

answered him to never a word — Mt 27:14 (Authorized Version)

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