This word, like ‘always’, is a problem word for me.
It’s just so… final. Wouldn’t you agree?
And, really, how truthful is it?
My Macbook Pro thesaurus states that ‘never’s homonyms are:
at no time
not at any time
on no occasion
not at all
not for a moment
not under any circumstances
in no circumstances
on no account
not on your life
not in a million years
not for love or money…
that’s all pretty definite. So final. Irrevocable, conclusive. Binding.
Leaving zero room for wiggling. For hope of the same.
It seems sad to me.
[But that may just be the final evening of school holidays talking :(]
Have a great day, dear Reader.