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numquam or nunquam (both in good use; the former prevails before the Augustan age), adv. ne-umquam,
B. Followed by a negative.
1. By a clause with quin, ut non, to denote that which always occurs: “numquam fui usquam, quin me omnes amarent plurimum,Ter. Eun. 5, 9, 62: “numquam epistulam tuam accipio, ut non protinus una simus,Sen. Ep. 40, 1.—
2. With a negative in the same clause, affirmatively: “numquam non ineptum,always, Cic. de Or. 1, 24, 112; id. Fam. 12, 18, 1; Sen. Ep. 11, 4; cf.: “probi mores numquam non plurimum profuerint,Quint. 7, 2, 33: “numquam nisi honorificentissime Pompeium appellat,never otherwise than, always, Cic. Fam. 6, 6, 10.—*
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