from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adverb Never again.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Never again; at no future time.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adverb Never again; at no time hereafter.
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- adverb at no time hereafter
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In the poem The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe, for example, the word nevermore is a motif appearing at the end of each stanza.
In "The Raven" the raven tells the man he will see Lenore "nevermore".
“No, but I am profoundly moved by the sad beauty of it; and by the fact that perhaps Poe got his refrain of 'nevermore' for his Raven as a reminiscence from it.”
"No, but I am profoundly moved by the sad beauty of it; and by the fact that perhaps Poe got his refrain of 'nevermore' for his _Raven_ as a reminiscence from it."
The effect was irresistible; and as the final "nevermore" was solemnly uttered the half-suppressed titter of two very young persons in a corner was responded to by a general laugh.
Thus the word "nevermore," a gloomy, terrible word, comes into his mind, and he proceeds to brood over it.
The end; that last dreadful piece of news which would write "nevermore" across his life and hers.
In his _Philosophy of Composition_ he described how his best known poem, the _Raven_, was systematically built up on a preconceived plan in which the number of lines was first determined and the word "nevermore" selected as a starting point.
Composition_ he described how his best-known poem, the _Raven_, was systematically built up on a preconceived plan in which the number of lines was first determined and the word "nevermore" selected as a starting-point.
The dread "nevermore," that Edgar Poe could not drive from his heart and sight, was oppressing her.