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It always feels cold in this room, even in summer.
Even the dog refused to eat it.
Lucy’s face brightened a little – she even managed to smile.
He never stopped working, not even at Christmas.
They didn’t even offer me a cup of tea.
Even now, after all these years, he cannot mention her name without crying.
They’re going to spend £5 billion on our railway network, and even then it won’t be as good as the French system.
She admits things are bad, but argues they were even worse under the previous government.
If anything, local people are treated even more harshly than foreigners.
Her latest novel was very good, even brilliant.
The quarrel might have ended in violence – murder, even.
Even as we speak, a ceasefire agreement is being signed in Geneva.
He’s determined to prove his innocence, even if he has to go to the highest court in the land.
Crashes are rare, but, even so, there should be stricter safety regulations.
Most of us ignore this good advice, even though we know it to be true.
Even though I have a master’s degree in business administration, I can’t fill out my tax form.
This is the British English definition of even. View American English definition of even.
a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …add a word
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