always vs never

always

Definitions

adverb

  1. at all times; all the time and on every occasion
  2. without interruption
  3. at any time or in any event
  4. without variation or change, in every case
  5. forever; throughout all time

Examples

I didn't know my success was going to be so big and that I would become 'the subtractor', always subtracting six years.

My dad, despite his rampant hypochondria, had always been healthy.

May each hour be a happy one on this special day.Love is always my gift to you for today and every day.

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never

Definitions

adverb

  1. not at all; certainly not; not in any circumstances
  2. not ever; at no time in the past or future

Examples

It has half a bad novel inside it so I've never quite brought myself to throw it out.

I never believed in God, not even between the ages of six and ten, when I was an agnostic.

We kept Mnemosyne for over two months, and never once did she misconduct herself or behave in an unseamanlike manner.

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