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  • n  the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)
    he enjoyed the evening light across the lake
  • v  make level or straight
  • v  become even or more even
    even out the surface
  • v  make even or more even
  • a  divisible by two
  • s  equal in degree or extent or amount; or equally matched or balanced
    even amounts of butter and sugar
    on even terms
    it was a fifty-fifty (or even) split
    had a fifty-fifty (or even) chance
    an even fight
  • a  being level or straight or regular and without variation as e.g. in shape or texture; or being in the same plane or at the same height as something else (i.e. even with)
    an even application of varnish
    an even floor
    the road was not very even
    the picture is even with the window
  • s  symmetrically arranged
    even features
  • s  occurring at fixed intervals
    the even rhythm of his breathing
  • s  of the score in a contest
  • r  used as an intensive especially to indicate something unexpected
    even an idiot knows that
    declined even to consider the idea
    I don't have even a dollar!
  • r  in spite of; notwithstanding
    even when he is sick, he works
    even with his head start she caught up with him
  • r  to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons
    looked sick and felt even worse
    an even (or still) more interesting problem
  • r  to the full extent
    loyal even unto death

  • The new law turning clocks forward earlier could cause major glitches and it may not even save energy.
  • It even had the backing of the National Rifle Association.
  • They even get the girl, who sees them as a kind of adorable emotional fixer-upper.
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  • David Villa in The Associated Press
    We've shown that in the big moments we can grow even more,Villa said. "We should have scored more goals, but one from Puyol has put us in the final."
  • Barack Obama in Peace FM Online
    I was down there a month ago, before most of these talking heads were even paying attention to the gulf. A month ago I was meeting with fishermen down there, standing in the rain talking about what a potential crisis this could be,Obama said,...
  • Henry Waxman in The Associated Press
    Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., told the BP executive that in his committee's review of 30,000 items, there was "not a single e-mail or document that you paid even the slightest attention to the dangers at this well."

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