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[nev-er-mawr, -mohr] /ˌnɛv ərˈmɔr, -ˈmoʊr/
never again; never thereafter:
And nevermore were the elves seen in that town.
Origin of nevermore
Middle English word dating back to 1175-1225; See origin at never, more Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • So died the witch, and nevermore do mothers say when children misbehave.

  • It seemed as if nevermore would she escape the imagined sight.

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • Hop over the sticks and lie crossed on the floor, And you're man and wife for nevermore.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • All were sure that Alice nevermore would be troubled by Paul Lanier.

    Oswald Langdon Carson Jay Lee
  • nevermore should I spend the tranquil evening hours with Wordsworth and with Tennyson!

    Fibble, D. D. Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
  • He was a changed man, and nevermore guilty of a cruel action.

  • Let me bid him farewell, for nevermore shall I see his match.'

  • He should not put her away; but she should nevermore be wife to him.

  • nevermore can I look my people in the face, nor glory in the deeds I have done.

    Children of the Dawn Elsie Finnimore Buckley
  • In the silence and darkness it would live, but nevermore for her.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for nevermore


(literary) never again
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for nevermore

"no longer, not any more, never again," early 12c., from never + more (adv.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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