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[een] /in/
adverb, Chiefly Literary.
even2 . Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Joa wor dumb struck, he stirred his tea, but he couldn't tak his een off th' steak.

    Yorksher Puddin' John Hartley
  • "We'll pu' the wool ower the auld wifie's een," he chuckled.

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
  • Ill no deny that she has red cheeks, and een like blobs o honey-dew in a kail-blade; but father—Lord, father!

    The Entail John Galt
  • And thy licht comes into oor blin' een, and mak's them blinner yet.

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
  • "W'ere I tell you I would fin' dem, nord, een de valley of de spirits," he laughed.

    The Whelps of the Wolf George Marsh
  • He was of a great stature, an' black as hell, and his een were singular to see.

  • I ha'e seen the clods piled on mony a heid, an' never felt the saut tear in my een.

  • She ees the most baddest Mademoiselle zat I have een my class.

    Girls of Highland Hall Carolyn Watson Rankin
  • Sweeft as the eagle fa'ing upon his prey, fa's MacMuller, a licht o' joy in his een, his bullets twangin' like hairp-strings.

    Tam O' The Scoots Edgar Wallace
  • Ony fu' wi' a pair o' een in his held could hae telt ye that.

    Captain Calamity Rolf Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for een


adverb, noun (poetic or archaic)
a contraction of even2 , evening
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for een


variant spelling of even, now archaic or poetic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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