What is the difference between nevermore and never?

nevermore | never | Derived terms |

Nevermore is a derived term of never.

As adverbs the difference between nevermore and never

is that nevermore is never again while never is at no time; on no occasion; in no circumstance.




  • Never again.
  • * 1845 , Edgar Allan Poe, '' (published in the ''New York Evening Mirror )
  • And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
    On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
    And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming,
    And the lamplight o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
    And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
         Shall be lifted - nevermore !



    (wikipedia never)


  • At no time; on no occasion; in no circumstance.
  • * 1634 , (w), (John Fletcher), , Act 2, Scene 4,
  • Why should I love this Gentleman? Tis odds / He never will affect me;
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=1 , passage=In the old days, to my commonplace and unobserving mind, he gave no evidences of genius whatsoever. He never read me any of his manuscripts, […], and therefore my lack of detection of his promise may in some degree be pardoned.}}
  • * 1908 , (Lucy Maud Montgomery), , Chapter XXI: A New Departure in Flavorings,
  • "I never thought you were so fond of Mr. Phillips that you'd require two handkerchiefs to dry your tears just because he was going away," said Marilla.
  • * 1919 , B. G. Jefferis, J. L. Nichols, ,
  • Never speak of the symptoms of your patient in his presence, unless questioned by the doctor, whose orders you are always to obey implicitly .
  • Not at any other time; not on any other occasion; not previously.
  • * 1601 Novenber 30, (Elizabeth I of England), ,
  • There is no jewel, be it of never so rich a price, which I set before this jewel: I mean your love.
  • * 1813 , (Jane Austen), , Chapter 4,
  • "He is just what a young man ought to be," said she, "sensible, good-humoured, lively; and I never saw such happy manners!--so much ease, with such perfect good breeding!"
  • * 1908 , (Lucy Maud Montgomery), , Chapter XIII: The Delights of Anticipation,
  • I never saw such an infatuated man.
  • (colloquial) Negative particle (used to negate verbs in the simple past tense; also used absolutely ).
  • Antonyms

    * always

    Derived terms

    * better late than never * I have never * never again * never-ending * never ever * never in a month of Sundays * never mind * nevermore * neverness * never say never * nevertheless * now or never * on the never never * you never know