1 used for showing that you are saying something that is surprising
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.
not even: He never stopped working, not even at Christmas.
They didn’t even offer me a glass of water.
even now (=used for saying it is surprising that something still continues): Even now, after all these years, he cannot mention her name without crying.
even then (=used for saying that something is surprising after what has happened): I sat down and explained the rules to him, but even then he continued to do as he pleased.
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