['nevə] or ['nɛvɚ]
(adv.) not ever; at no time in the past or future; 'I have never been to China'; 'I shall never forget this day'; 'had never seen a circus'; 'never on Sunday'; 'I will never marry you!'.
(adv.) not at all; certainly not; not in any circumstances; 'never fear'; 'bringing up children is never easy'; 'that will never do'; 'what is morally wrong can never be politically right'.
Edited by Bridget--From WordNet
(adv.) Not ever; not at any time; at no time, whether past, present, or future.
(adv.) In no degree; not in the least; not.
Synonyms and Synonymous
ad. . At no time, not at any time, not ever.. In no degree, not at all.
adv. not ever: at no time: in no degree: not.—adv. Nev′ermore at no future time.—conj. Nevertheless′ notwithstanding: in spite of that (earlier Natheless).—adv. Neverthemore′ (Spens.) none the more.
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- Would to heaven I had never seen it! Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- Father's a sweeter singer than ever; you'd never have forgotten it, if you'd aheard him just now. Charles Dickens. Little Dorrit.
- I had never before seen Mr. Bruff pay her such devoted attention, and look at her with such marked respect. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- Reason is wholly inactive, and can never be the source of so active a principle as conscience, or a sense of morals. David Hume. A Treatise of Human Nature.
- In textile fabrics they have never been surpassed. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- You never noticed it, any more than you noticed me. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- Tom, love, I am telling Mr. Harthouse that he never saw you abroad. Charles Dickens. Hard Times.
- I never had the feeling in the house before,' said Mrs Boffin; 'and I have been about it alone at all hours of the night. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- He knew her illnesses; they never occurred but for her own convenience. Jane Austen. Emma.
- Reply: I fancy, though we never met, that you and I are in fact acquainted, and understand each other perfectly. Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- In saying what he said then, he never looked at her; but looked at it and wrenched at it. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- As to all the rest, he was humble and contrite, and I never knew him complain. Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.
- There was something most startlingly familiar about him, exclaimed Mr. Philander, And yet, bless me, I know I never saw him before. Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan of the Apes.
- Every day, now, old Scriptural phrases that never possessed any significance for me before, take to themselves a meaning. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- I never had such a night in my life! Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- He has never done anything to me, my dear. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- He never seems to have made the mistake of confusing democracy with demolatry. Walter Lippmann. A Preface to Politics.
- I never had, I do assure you, sir! Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- If you doubt that in the least degree, I will never write it. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- It is only in the conviction that I may trust you never to betray me, that I can proceed. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- I've heard him say he's a capital one,' replied Mr. Pickwick, 'but I never saw him aim at anything. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- I never will do a cruel thing, come what may. Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- Mr Sampson murmured that this was the sort of thing you might expect from one who had ever in her own family been an example and never an outrage. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- I never made any plans about what I'd do when I grew up. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- I never disparage. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- I will never see or know you more. Charles Dickens. Little Dorrit.
- Why didn't I never hear this before? Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- But those who like Peter Featherstone never had a copy of themselves demanded, are the very last to wait for such a request either in prose or verse. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- That you must never forget me. Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
- He had never been suspected of stealing a silver tea-pot; he had been maligned respecting a mustard-pot, but it turned out to be only a plated one. Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities.
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