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 for Never so
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Never \Nev"er\ (n[e^]v"[~e]r), adv. [AS. n[=ae]fre; ne not, no +
     [=ae]fre ever.]
     1. Not ever; not at any time; at no time, whether past,
        present, or future. --Shak.
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              Death still draws nearer, never seeming near.
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     2. In no degree; not in the least; not.
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              Whosoever has a friend to guide him, may carry his
              eyes in another man's head, and yet see never the
              worse.                                --South.
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              And he answered him to never a word.  --Matt. xxvii.
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     Note: Never is much used in composition with present
           participles to form adjectives, as in never-ceasing,
           never-dying, never-ending, never-fading, never-failing,
           etc., retaining its usual signification.
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     Never a deal, not a bit. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
     Never so, as never before; more than at any other time, or
        in any other circumstances; especially; particularly; --
        now often expressed or replaced by ever so.
              Ask me never so much dower and gift.  --Gen. xxxiv.
              A fear of battery, . . . though never so well
              grounded, is no duress.               --Blackstone.
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