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Patricia did not so much as say that she had ever loved Daniel.
Does did mean
1) she never so much as said that she loved him
2) she did not say that at any point she had in time loved him?
1. Patricia did not say that she ever loved Daniel.
2. Patricia did not so much as say that she ever loved Daniel.
By adding the phrase, the speaker in the second sentence demonstrates surprise and/or disapproval.
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