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Old English næfre.

Adverb

never (not comparable)

Positive
never

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. At no time.
    I finally finished, and I never want to do that again.
  2. (colloquial) Negative particle (used to negate verbs in the simple past tense; also used absolutely).
    • The police say I stole the car, but I never did it.
    • You said you were going to mow the lawn today.I never!

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