Even

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Definition

even: more, still, yet all the more
adverb
Bruno not only paid the entrance fee for me, he even bought me a drink.
Bruno is impressed by Susie's charm, but he is even more impressed by her efficiency.

(an) even (number): (a) not odd (number); (a number) that is divisible by 2
adjective

(an) even (surface): (a) smooth, flat, straight, regular, constant, steady, stable (surface)
adjective
Bruno has an even temper. He rarely gets angry.
Icarus has very even teeth. They are all straight and bright.
We're even. We're equal, we're okay.

(or) even: (or) more so, to a greater extent, to a greater degree, further
adverb
If you'd like to have a drink on Tuesday, or even go out to dinner, please call me.

Examples

  • "I put my job first, and ignored distractions like personal relationships, friends, lovers even pets and occasionally personal hygiene."
  • "I didn't even know there was a country called Kalackistan."
  • "Please find below our personalized suggestions for new profiles for your managers on the social media site, LockedIn, based on what we know about each of them. We think that this "facelift" will improve the company's reputation and even provide new business opportunities."
  • "First you invite us to a wedding to a mysterious French man that you've never even mentioned to us."
  • "Philip : Well, that seems highly improbable, even ridiculous."
  • "A man who produced some of the most beautiful odors this planet has ever known, and even sold some of them as perfumes."
  • "A president can't use his power to further his own interests, or the interests of his family or friends or even the man he's madly in love with."
  • "I understand that you wanted to marry a rich guy, at least that makes sense, but yet here you are back in London with nothing to show for it, not even a fancy diamond ring."
  • "Everything depends on billing - how many hours you spend even thinking about a client."
  • "Apparently, my job is so boring even a robot refuses to do it."

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