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rarely ever

Is this expression very common or is it a kind of stilistic device to emphasize how rarely it is.  It seems a little strange to me. Actually rarely is the opposite of ever, I think.

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AussieInBg profile picture AussieInBgW zeszłym miesiącu
”ever” emphasises how ”rarely” it is. In addition, it demonstrates the negativeness of the rareness being discussed.

”never ever” is a not dissimilar example of using ”ever”.
Mazzy_S profile picture Mazzy_S3 tygodnie temu
Most people would say ”hardly” or ”very rarely” I believe it depends a lot on the region where you live.