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ADVERBS Besides; briefly; by; chance; even; ever

Even. "Even now" with us is applied to an action that has been going on for some long time and still continues, the emphasis being laid on "now." In Shakespeare the emphasis is often to be laid on "even," and "even now" means "exactly or only now," i.e. "scarcely longer ago than the present:" hence "but now."

“There was an old fat woman even now with me.

Often "but even now" is used in this sense: M. of V. i. 1. 35. On the other hand, both "even now" and "but now" can signify "just at this moment," as in

“But now I was the lord
Of this fair mansion; . . . and even now, but now,
This house, these servants, and this same myself
Are yours.

We use "just now" for the Shakespearian "even now," laying the emphasis on "just." Even is used for "even now," in the sense of "at this moment," in

“A certain convocation of politic worms are even at him.

So "even when" means "just when" in

“(Roses) die, even when they to perfection grow.

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