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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Never-mor(e, Nevir-moir, Newir-more, adv. [Midl. and south. ME. and e.m.E. never(e)-mor(e. (Also neir moir, Neir adv.)] = Never-mar(e adv. 1. b. Na nevir moir, nor at any time, nor ever. — a1500 Henr. Orph. 199 (Ch. & M.).
And newir more [v.rr. neuir more, nevirmoir] may dee
c1500-c1512 Dunb. xxiv. 37.
Lat ws in hairt nevir moir be sary
c1550 Lynd. Test. Meldrum 34.
Neuir moir
15.. Clar. ii. 1156.
Never more sen I could sit on horse Was I so machit
a1570-86 Maitl. F. lv. 3.
Mankynd can nevermor lyk Bot gif he haue ane solatious leving
b. 15.. Dunb. App. ix. 28.
The souerane Senȝour of all celsitude … That neuir sall end, na neuir moir did begin

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