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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Nev·er adv.
 1. Not ever; not at any time; at no time, whether past, present, or future.
    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.
 Note: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. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
 Never so, as never before; more than at any other time, or in any other circumstances; especially; particularly; -- now often expressed or replaced by ever so.
    Ask me never so much dower and gift.   --Gen. xxxiv. 12.
    A fear of battery, . . . though never so well grounded, is no duress.   --Blackstone.