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even adv. (employed in the foll. obs. or archaic uses; often contracted “e'en”)
1. in exact agreement Tw.N. V. i. 249 “as the rest goes ,” Cym. I. iv. 50 “to go with what I heard.”
2. exactly, precisely, just Mer.V. I. iii. 50 “ there,” III. ii. 49 “ as,” AYL. I. i. 92 “Is it so?,” Ven. 59 “ so,” Pilgr. 147 “ thus.”
3. (of time) at the same moment (“with”), just (“now, then”) Tp. II. i. 319 [311] “ now,” Cæs. I. iii. 27 “ at noonday,” Cym. III. vi. 16 “ before,” Sonn. lxxi. 12 “let your love even with my life decay.”
4. quite, fully Wiv. IV. vi. 12 “answer'd my affections to my wish,” Cor. I. iv. 57 “a soldier to Cato's wish.”
5. used to emphasize the identity of a person, thing, or circumstance Tp. III. i. 14 “these sweet thoughts do refresh my labours,” Gent. II. i. 50 “ she I mean,” Mer.V. V. i. 242 “I swear to thee, by thine own fair eyes.”
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