Ever vs Not - What's the difference?

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As an adverb ever

is always.

As an adjective ever

is (epidemiology) occurring at any time, occurring even but once during a timespan.

As a noun not is

grain (collective name for a variety of crops including rice, wheat and corn) .

ever

English

(wikipedia ever)

Adverb

(-)
  • Always.
  • :
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  • *:“A tight little craft,” was Austin’s invariable comment on the matron;. ¶ Near her wandered her husband, orientally bland, invariably affable, and from time to time squinting sideways, as usual, in the ever -renewed expectation that he might catch a glimpse of his stiff, retroussé moustache.
  • At any time.
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  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=3 , passage=Now all this was very fine, but not at all in keeping with the Celebrity's character as I had come to conceive it. The idea that adulation ever cloyed on him was ludicrous in itself. In fact I thought the whole story fishy, and came very near to saying so.}}
  • In any way.
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  • (lb)
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  • Derived terms

    (terms derived from ever) * e’er * everchanging * everlasting * everloving * evermind * ever-present * ever since * ever smoker * ever so * every * forever, for ever, for ever more * for ever and ever, forever and ever * happily ever after * however * never * never ever * whatever * whatsoever * whenever * whichever * whoever

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (epidemiology) Occurring at any time, occurring even but once during a timespan.
  • * 1965 , Reuben Hill, The family and population control: a Puerto Rican experiment in social change
  • This family empathy measure is highly related to ever use of birth control but not to any measure of continuous use.

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    not

    English

    (wikipedia not)

    Adverb

    (-)
  • Negates the meaning of the modified verb.
  • * 1973 , .
  • Well, I'm not a crook. I've earned everything I've got.
    Did you take out the trash? No, I did not .
    Not knowing any better, I went ahead.
  • To no degree
  • That is not red; it's orange.

    Usage notes

    In modern usage, the form do not ...'' (or ''don’t ...'') is preferred to ''... not'' for all but a short list of verbs (is/am/are/was/were, have/has/had, can/could, shall/should, will/would, may/might, need): * They do not''' sow.'' (modern) vs. ''They sow '''not . (KJB) American usage tends to prefer don’t have'' or ''haven’t got'' to ''have not'' or ''haven’t'', except when ''have'' is used as an auxiliary (or in the idiom ''have-not ): * I don’t have a clue'' or ''I haven’t got a clue. (US) * I haven’t a clue'' or ''I haven't got a clue. (outside US) * I haven’t been to Spain. (universal) The verb need is only directly negated when used as an auxiliary, and even this usage is rare in the US. * You don’t need to trouble yourself. (US) * You needn’t trouble yourself. (outside US) * I don’t need any eggs today. (universal) The verb dare can sometimes be directly negated. * I daren't do that.

    Conjunction

    (English Conjunctions)
  • And .
  • I wanted a plate of shrimp, not a bucket of chicken.
    He painted the car blue and black, not solid purple.

    Usage notes

    * The construction “A, not B” is synonymous with the constructions “A, and not B”; “not B, but A”; and “not B, but rather A”.

    Interjection

    not!
  • Used to indicate that the previous phrase was meant sarcastically or ironically.
  • I really like hanging out with my little brother watching ''Barney''... not !
    Sure, you're perfect the way you are... not !

    Synonyms

    * I don't think

    See also

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    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Unary logical function NOT, true if input is false, or a gate implementing that negation function.
  • You need a not there to conform with the negative logic of the memory chip.

    See also

    * AND * OR * NAND * XOR

    See also

    * if * then * else * and * or * true * false

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