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.

(Nev"er*more`) adv. Never again; at no time hereafter. Testament of Love. Tyndale.

Where springtime of the Hesperides
Begins, but endeth nevermore.

(Nev`er*the*lat"er) adv. or conj. Nevertheless. [Obs.]

(Nev`er*the*less") adv. or conj. [Never + the (see The by that) + less.] Not the less; notwithstanding; in spite of that; yet.

No chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous; nevertheless, afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness.
Heb. xii. 11.

Syn. — However; at least; yet; still. See However.

(Nev"ew) n. Nephew. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(New) a. [Compar. Newer ; superl. Newest.] [OE. OE. newe, AS. niwe, neowe; akin to D. nieuw, OS. niwi, OHG. niuwi, G. neu, Icel. nr, Dan. & Sw. ny, Goth. niujis, Lith. naujas, Russ.

(Neu"tral*ly), adv. In a neutral manner; without taking part with either side; indifferently.

(||Neu`vaines") n. pl. [F. neuvaine, fr. LL. novena, fr. L. novem. See Noon.] (R.C.Ch.) Prayers offered up for nine successive days.

(Ne*va"dite) n. (Min.) A granitoid variety of rhyolite, common in Nevada.

(||Né`vé") n. [F., fr. nix, nivis, snow.] (Geol.) The upper part of a glacier, above the limit of perpetual snow. See Glacier.

(Nev"en) v. t. [Icel. nefna. &radic 267.] To name; to mention; to utter. [Obs.]

As oft I heard my lord them neven.

(Nev"er) 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.

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.

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.

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