[nev-er-mawr, -mohr]


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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of nevermore

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for nevermore



literary never again
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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