Washington evens it up by shooting Wahlberg in the leg, then throws an arm around him as they set off together.
A peacock butterfly with folded colours sipped of the sunshine on a tuft nearly at evens with his cheek.
But the mage was even with him, or rather he was 'odds and evens.'
Beholding the dice favourable to the wishes of Sakuni in odds and evens, I could have controlled my mind.
“I guess that evens things up,” crowed Jimmy gleefully, his usual good-humor completely restored.
The run on the odds gave up, and I went in and won twice running on the evens.
Besides, number is composed of odds and evens, and one is the cause of odd as well as even.
Its scream rose sudden and piercing as it soared, dizzily wheeling in its anger, at evens with the glassy peak of Kush.
Up till now, the betting called after each round had come to ‘ten to one on Heenan’; it fell at once to evens.
Now, it is well known how very much odds increase on a double event, but here are evens to win three events.
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+)