It was all in the eyes, unmoving, not even a single blink, aimed at a faraway distance only he could see.
Whether that is a good idea, or whether it should even be a goal in the future, are different questions.
The Pakistani Taliban has no shortage of candidates for the second- or even third-in-command positions.
I have found that super-productive days are usually followed by two and even three days when I can hardly write a word.
He was thus able to bring out of the closet a long term nightmare and an even longer term fact of American life.
even when they did pick out novels, they were just as tough as the history books.
even as she uttered her threat Pen was mechanically straightening his pillow!
even when the hour for starting arrived, there was no Anthony, no message from Anthony.
What even denied a cordial at his end, Banished the doctor, and expelled the friend?
They had reached us while our host was down, even while my fist was still clenched.
Old English efen "level," also "equal, like; calm, harmonious; quite, fully; namely," from Proto-Germanic *ebnaz (cf. Old Saxon eban, Old Frisian even "level, plain, smooth," Dutch even, Old High German eban, German eben, Old Norse jafn, Danish jævn, Gothic ibns).
Etymologists are uncertain whether the original sense was "level" or "alike." Used extensively in Old English compounds, with a sense of "fellow, co-" (e.g. efeneald "of the same age;" Middle English even-sucker "foster-brother"). Of numbers, from 1550s. Modern adverbial sense (introducing an extreme case of something more generally implied) seems to have arisen 16c. from use of the word to emphasize identity ("Who, me?" "Even you," etc.) Sense of "on an equal footing" is from 1630s. Rhyming reduplication phrase even steven is attested from 1866; even break first recorded 1911. Even-tempered from 1875.
"to make level," Old English efnan (see even (adj.)).
"end of the day," Old English æfen, Mercian efen, Northumbrian efern (see eve).
On the same footing: When you hit me we'll be even (1637+)