Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Evening.
  • adv. Even.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Contraction of even (used especially for the sake of metre).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. A contraction for even. See even.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A contraction of even. Formerly often written ene.
  • n. A contraction of even. Formerly often written ene.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. even

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Examples

  • And glorious — e'en though thou capricious king, —

    The Lake of Geneva

  • Disclaim'd her love, e'en while she felt the sting;

    Critical Review, 35 (May 1802), 67–75

  • And when we reached the castle, he left me at the gate with no more than a softly mocking, "Good e'en, Mistress Sassenach."

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • He clapped his hat upon his head and turned to the door, wishing me a brief "Good e'en," before disappearing into the light and bustle of the inn.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • "Therefore she loves thy likeness, e'en as I love Bane's likeness."

    Here There Are Monsters

  • "He fooled e'en his own parents," White said, thought - fully.

    Here There Are Monsters

  • And lo, it did pass that the Allblogger's day job didst task him mightily, and yea, his labours didst take him to most unseemly climes where e'en Frost Giants dost fear to venture, let alone broadband signals.

    Short Hiatus

  • May I meet my brother face to face, and encounter him hand to hand, e'en to the death, for coming to waste my country!

    The Phoenissae

  • O destiny! to what a life of pain and sorrow didst thou bear me beyond all men that ever were, e'en from the very first; yea for when I was yet unborn, or ever I had left my mother's womb and seen the light, Apollo foretold to Laius that I should become my father's murderer; woe is me!

    The Phoenissae

  • But when e'en thus there seemed some room for fear that she might bear some noble lord a child by stealth and

    Electra

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