even (adj.) Old form(s): euen
straightforward, forthright, direct
H5 IV.viii.108[King Henry to all] When, without strategem, / But in plain shock and even play of battle, / Was ever known so great and little loss
H8 III.i.37[Queen Katherine to Wolsey and Campeius] I know my life so even
Ham II.ii.287[Hamlet to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern] be even and direct with me
MA IV.i.261[Beatrice to Benedick, of showing friendship] A very even way
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