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[nuh-ver] /nəˈvɛr/ noun 1. a city in and the capital of Nièvre, in central France, on the Loire River: Romanesque church. [nye-vruh] /ˈnyɛ vrə/ noun 1. a department in central France. 2659 sq. mi. (6885 sq. km). Capital: Nevers. [nee-ver-ne] /ni vɛrˈnɛ/ noun 1. a former province in central France. Capital: Nevers. /French nəvɛr/ noun […]
- Never say never
Nothing is impossible, anything can happen, as in Mary said Tom would never call her again, but I told her, “Never say never.” This expression was first recorded in Charles Dickens’s Pickwick Papers (1837).
[nev-er-th uh-les] /ˌnɛv ər ðəˈlɛs/ adverb 1. nonetheless; notwithstanding; however; in spite of that: a small but nevertheless important change. /ˌnɛvəðəˈlɛs/ sentence connector 1. in spite of that; however; yet adv. c.1300, neuer þe lesse; as one word from early 14c., neuerþeles. The sense of never here is “not at all; none the,” as in […]
n. “person who never amounted to anything,” 1911, from never + was; probably coined to go with used-to-be. noun A person who never succeeded or captured notice; loser [1950s+; based on has-been]