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 cup of tea.
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): They’re going to spend £5 billion on our railway network, and even then it won’t be as good as the French system.
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