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the smooth even surface of the snow
The table kept wobbling because the floor wasn't quite even.
The room should be kept at an even temperature.
He was perfectly relaxed, and his breathing was quiet and even.
the need for a more even balance between work and recreation
The first half of the game was a good even contest.
She smiled, showing her small even teeth.
'I think you are mistaken,' Theresa said, in an even tone.
Jane paid for the food and I got the drinks, so we're even.
I'll get even with him if it's the last thing I do.
The Democrats probably have an even chance of holding on to that seat.
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a style of loose-fitting jeans with a high waist, often considered unfashionable
a man's hat worn with the top part pressed down along the middle
Employed but with No Disposable Income or Savings: people who are in work but only earn just enough to live on
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Definition of even from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.