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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Good-e'en a salutation on meeting or parting in the evening
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gód; closely akin to Dut. goed, Ger. gut, Ice. góðr, Goth. gods.


In literature:

Country folk went by from the fields as I sat there on the side of the ditch, but I lacked the spirit to give them a good-e'en.
"Kidnapped" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Who e'en in what is good see only evil In any earthly thing!
"The Muse of the Department" by Honore de Balzac
Good e'en to you, friend.
"The Path of the King" by John Buchan
Good-e'en to you, gentlemen, thought I, if that is to be the gate of it.
"Red Gauntlet" by Sir Walter Scott
We'll e'en draw lots, and he that fails, shall have The more in goods, the other has in tail.
"The Alchemist" by Ben Jonson
E'en as you please, good duchess!
"Don Carlos A Play" by Friedrich Schiller
Give you good e'en, my lord," he added, turning hastily to his host; "I'll to the courtyard and muster forth my men.
"The Days of Bruce Vol 1" by Grace Aguilar
But if you all insist, as a good uncle, I must e'en obey; so prepare for those comfortable slumbers I have predicted.
"Holidays at the Grange or A Week's Delight" by Emily Mayer Higgins
E'en such should a man be, A thane good at need.
"The Tale of Beowulf" by Anonymous
If the match Be good for both, e'en call them forth to wed.
"The Comedies of Terence" by Publius Terentius Afer
Dismiss your squire, Robin, and bid me good e'en.
"Robin Hood" by Paul Creswick
One that has learn'd to treat e'en foes with kindness, To wrong no good man's fame, nor praise himself?
"The Orphan" by Thomas Otway
Country-folk went by from the fields as I sat there on the side of the ditch, but I lacked the spirit to give them a good-e'en.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 10 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Having bidden such good-e'en to the maids as was severally due to them, I crossed the Nick of the Gadlach and went whistling over the moor.
"The Men of the Moss-Hags" by S. R. Crockett
I'll e'en go and live merrily for twenty years, and it will be all in good time to betake me to a monastery for the other two.
"Popular Rhymes and Nursery Tales" by James Orchard Halliwell
I'll e'en put a good face on the matter; cock my hat; make my bow; and try to reason the Governor into compliance.
"Inkle and Yarico" by George Colman
To show you gipsies have good qualities E'en as Christians.
"Tales of the Wonder Club, Volume III" by M. Y. Halidom (pseud. Dryasdust)
Therefore, although there is much licence at such a time, yet for the good name of the town I must e'en do my duty.
"The Coming of the King" by James Hocking
At early dawn I shall skim the cream off the milk in his good wife's dairy, since yester-e'en she grudged a drink of it to an orphan child.
"The Fairies and the Christmas Child" by Lilian Gask
Courage gives honied sweetness to our food And prison fare, and makes e'en death seem good.
"Memoirs of Leonora Christina" by Leonora Christina Ulfeldt

In poetry:

E'en the hour that darkest seemeth,
Will His changeless goodness prove;
From the mist His brightness streameth:
God is wisdom! God is love!
"God is Love" by John Bowring
E'en round the death-bed of the good
Such dear remembrances will hover,
And haunt us with no vexing mood
When all the cares of earth are over.
"St. Andrew's Day" by John Keble
He only, by whose sovereign hand
E'en sinners for the evil day
Were made—who rules the world He planned,
Turning our worst His own good way;
"St. Luke" by John Keble
Sell all thy goods — sell all thy land —
Sell e'en the shirt upon thy back —
Sell all thou hast at thy command —
Rather than thou God's Word shou'dst lack.
"Advice To Hear, And To Read, The Word Of God" by Rees Prichard
Dark child of Nature, as thou art!
Yet thy poor bosom heaves no sigh;
E'en now thy dimpling cheeks impart
Their knowledge of some pleasure nigh:—
'Tis good for thee!
"Lines Written Upon Seeing A Blind Young Woman In North Wales" by Sir John Carr
Lord! to Thy holy will I bow me,
In infantine simplicity;
O lead me, Father! nor allow me
To wander e'en a step from Thee;
For all Thy will, when understood,
Is infinitely wise and good.
""Thy Will be done"" by John Bowring

In science:

If instead δ [η ] 6= 0 then η = En (λ) can be solved only locally, i.e. for any countable good covering of Y, U ≡ {Ui}i∈I, I ⊂ Z, there exist local Lagrangians λi over each subset U i ⊂ Y such that ηi = En (λi ).
Variational Lie derivative and cohomology classes
Figura 4.3: Interfaz para modificar el comportamiento de Good y E v il en el modo investigación.
Analysis of first prototype universal intelligence tests: evaluating and comparing AI algorithms and humans
E is a number with the property that the probability of decoding error of a good code is approximately 2−En for codes of large blocklength n.
On the Joint Source-Channel Coding Error Exponent for Discrete Memoryless Systems: Computation and Comparison with Separate Coding