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People say "I've never thought about it" when they don't have experience of thinking about something.

Then, few hours later, How can I say to describe at that moment?

For example,
1 PM : I said, I've never thought about it.

10 PM : I already thought about it 9 hours ago but I want to describe at that moment. I suppose it should be "I had never thought about it". Is it correct? I've never heard about this sentence, though.

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It's correct to use the pluperfect tense for this situation

Until that time I had never thought about it.

This is correct when you are referring to a state of affairs -having never thought about it -which was valid in the past but which is no longer valid because now you have thought about it.

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