even now/then

idiom

Definition of even now/then

1 used to stress that something is or was happening at a particular timeThey are even now preparing for his arrival.Enemy troops were even then approaching the city.
2 used to stress that something (such as a person's attitude or behavior) was or is very surprising and unexpectedWe showed her the proof, but even then, she wouldn't admit she was wrong.Despite all that went wrong, he insists even now that he would do it again.

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“Even now/then.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/even%20now%2Fthen. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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