Definition of even now or then in English:

even now (or then)

  • 1Now (or then) as well as before: even now, after all these years, it upsets me
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    • But I couldn't, not for long moments, and even then I had to clear my throat and scramble up from the couch.
    • But even then the difference is likely to be small and the chances of accurately predicting it in advance are non-existent.
    • We have to wear socks, only socks, until like late December, and even then it isn't cold.
  • 2In spite of what has (or had) happened: even then he never raised his voice to me
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    • And even then, it's likely that many questions and suspicions will remain.
    • It took him a moment to realize who she was; even then, he couldn't believe it was her.
    • Of course, even then I'm reasonably sure he'd still pick up the border states.
  • 3At this (or that) very moment: very likely you are even now picking up the telephone to call
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    • He'd always stood straight, a lawyer's trick he'd picked up, and even now, he did so.
    • I ventured that science, research and technology are the only things which will get us out of the hole we're very likely digging even now.
    • Scotland bowlers will head indoors this weekend for what even now looks likely to be a winter of discontent.
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