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I've never been in love before.
You'll never guess who I saw today!
He must never discover the truth.
"I haven't tried Chinese food before." "What, never?"
She'd never do anything to harm you.
Never say that again!
I try never to throw any food away.
I waited, but she never came.
He never even said goodbye.
I never knew Egypt was so big!
I never knew that he got married.
It would never do to forget his birthday.
Don't be late. That would never do!
Never again would he be allowed to set foot in their house.
I went sailing once. Never again!
It should never ever be allowed to happen again.
I will never ever leave him.
I will try again, never fear.
Never mind – you're all right now.
The store's shut, but never mind, we can come back tomorrow.
"Do you still want that shopping done?" "No, never mind – it's too late now."
I'm sick of snow already, never mind by the end of the winter.
Even if you've never so much as tried yoga before, these exercises are easy.
"How in the world did you persuade her?" "Never you mind."
"George and Josh are brothers." "Well, I never."
You'd better be nice , you never know when you might need his help.
You never know – he might offer you a part in his movie.
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a video advertisement that appears immediately before an online video
a very light type of cake made with flour, eggs, and sugar
a rave … that takes place early in the morning and where there is no alcohol or drugs …
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American definition of never from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.