Even

E"ven

, adv. [AS. efne. See Even, a., and cf. E'en.] 1. In an equal or precisely similar manner; equally; precisely; just; likewise; as well. "Is it even so?" Shak.
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Even so did these Gauls possess the coast.
Spenser.
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2. Up to, or down to, an unusual measure or level; so much as; fully; quite.
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Thou wast a soldier
Even to Cato's wish.
Shak.
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Without . . . making us even sensible of the change.
Swift.
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3. As might not be expected; -- serving to introduce what is unexpected or less expected.
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I have made several discoveries, which appear new, even to those who are versed in critical learning.
Addison.
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4. At the very time; in the very case.
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I knew they were bad enough to please, even when I wrote them.
Dryden.
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Even is sometimes used to emphasize a word or phrase. "I have debated even in my soul." Shak.
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By these presence, even the presence of Lord Mortimer.
Shak.
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