Definitions

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  • v. To occur; to happen; to come to pass.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To happen.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To happen.
  • See even.

Etymologies

From Latin ēveniō ("happen, fall out, come out"), from ē ("out of, from"), short form of ex, + veniō ("come"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And in the moste highe place of Paradys, evene in the myddel place, is a welle, that castethe out the 4 flodes, that rennen be dyverse londes: of the whiche, the first is clept Phison or Ganges, that is alle on: and it rennethe thorghe out Ynde or

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Mather gets over the difficulty thus: "And yet God may sometimes suffer such things to evene, that we may know, thereby, how much we are beholden to him, for that restraint which he lays upon the infernal spirits, who would else reduce a world into a chaos."

    Salem Witchcraft and Cotton Mather A Reply

  • I find it very interesting, that during all this time it seems so not evene one of the Greek people has seriously thought about their position. o.

    The Guardian World News

  • My favorite examples are the oil exploration companies that are closing up shop in the Gulf - instead of agreeing to evene a minimal amount of sensible and prudent regulation, they went insane.

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  • I'm a little hesitant to evene write this but many sources are saying that the announcement about a two-season pickup for FNL is coming any day now.

    Give Me My Remote

  • And Blake, of course, well, poor Blake, would not evene have had a book at all on Amazon as his were all hand made productions for the most part.

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  • It bad news for OBAMA that evene PRO OBAMA Newsweek and MSNBC starting to talk about this

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  • 1722 He hitt hym evene one the nekk-bane, Thurgh ventale and pesane. c1400 Laud Troy Bk. 14375 Her helmes were on her ventayles sperde. c1450 LOVELICH Grail XIV.

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  • a man gothe out of o cytee, men seen another cytee, evene before hem: and that is what partye that a man go, in alle that contree.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

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