Break even - If you break even, you don't make any money, but you don't lose any either.
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Dead even - If people competing are dead even, they are at exactly the same stage or moving at exactly the same speed.
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Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while - This expression means that even if people are ineffective or misguided, sometimes they can still be correct just by being lucky.
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Even a broken clock is right twice a day - This is used when people get lucky and are undeservedly successful.('Even a stopped clock is right twice a day' is also used.)
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Even keel - If something is on an even keel, it is balanced.
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Even Stevens - If everything is equal between people, they are even Stevens.
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Even the dogs in the street know - (Irish) This idiom is used frequently in Ireland, and means something is so obvious that even the dogs in the street know it.
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Honours are even - If honours are even, then a competition has ended with neither side emerging as a winner.
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In literature:
That evening, at "Highlands," Douglas Graham was not an interesting companion.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
He bought an evening paper, picked out a new play, and spent a very agreeable evening at the theatre.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
It was a clear evening, and I had, perhaps, better not even try to tell you what Frey saw.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
It became manifest even to Neefit himself that the game could not be played out on this evening.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
All evening he lay with his head in Rose's lap, too tired even to tease her.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
Of what use was it to be a princess by birth, like a dozen or more of the sisters, or even a noble, like all the others?
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
If this first evening were only through, Gilmore thought that he could get some comfort, even from his uncle.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
The sun took away even what was left of it, and he saw nothing of it till the evening, after sunset.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
It is even more because even the anarchists are Englishmen.
"What I Saw in America" by G. K. Chesterton
Even this very evening, while I am writing, he could give me many thousand pounds.
"The Life of Trust: Being a Narrative of the Lord's Dealings With George Müller" by George Müller
But one day even the smile failed.
"'Lizbeth of the Dale" by Marian Keith
Oh, it was a stirring time; my Scotch blood leaps in all my veins as I think of it even now.
"Our Home in the Silver West" by Gordon Stables
Yet even thus she was scarcely less impressive.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
This evening the fates were propitious, and Dick understood that the sceptre of favor was to be extended to him.
"Not Like Other Girls" by Rosa N. Carey
Even though it was a warm evening, he felt as if a sudden blast of cold wind were blowing right through him.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Seeing even Tilia's face grim, Sophia felt a chill of apprehension and an even greater anxiety to know what this was all about.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
There the evening glowed softly, and even a pee-wit was flapping in solitude and peace.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
This was why he had wanted to stay behind with Wolf Paw, even at the cost of delaying his reunion with Redbird, even at the risk of his life.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
Even he was full of Martin Becker's praises when they sat together in the evening at the inn.
"Absolution" by Clara Viebig
However, Dave and Dolly went to bed this evening without even that inaccurate enlightenment.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
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In poetry:
Nor the sweet murder
Dealt slow and even
Unto the martyr
Smiling at heaven:
"The Young Soldier" by Wilfred Owen
And the voice of the lark
At morn and even
Is a key to open
The gate of heaven.
"The Gypsy Woman" by Ethel Clifford
Even when she has gone
The patient seems to sense her there:
An upholding
Presence.
"Ten Types of Hospital Visitor" by Charles Causley
"Even were their lies true,
Yet were you wise to
Swear, at Love's portal,
The god's immortal."
"Wedding Day" by Edith Nesbit
Let us relax, and rest a time
From our small thunder,
Even though idiots, wading slime,
Go under.
"Shouting Quiet" by Benjamin Musser
Not even eyes know what to say
to this rose of joy
open in my hands
or in the tresses of the day.
"Desperate Song" by Eugenio de Andrade
In news:
Evening News photo by TOM HAWLEY Dundee's Vanessa Ewing turns around on a jump shot as Summerfield's Rebekah Stevens Wednesday evening.
It's kind of like these banners, they represent so much, and even that name, even though it's mine, it represents so much more than an individual.
National polls are even and most battleground state polls are effectively even.
PICAYUNE — During our evening devotionals last evening wife Sheila and I read the account of the conflict between Sarah and Hagar in Abraham's family.
Some even get nervous on small tests or even if they know their facts well.
OXFORD LIVING — It may not even cover the brown grass, but even an inch or two of snow warrants sledding and snowball fights in Mississippi.
It even felt great then and even better now.
The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Massachusetts Lottery's "Evening Numbers" game were.
Even if you don't have the freedom to indulge your whims, try some different food or maybe a foreign movie this evening.
Migrant workers are more likely to get injured or even die while on the job than nonmigrant workers, experts said Tuesday evening at UC Merced.
Though even as I say that I know that's total jive, because I think about myself virtually 24/7, even when I'm thinking about, say, you, it's always with me in the foreground, perpetually murmuring yes, but how's my hair.
It might even rearrange your charges so it pays the largest first, potentially triggering even more overdrafts .
"The words that came out of my own mouth shocked even me - because I wasn't even thinking about it," Dukehart said.
The 19th Annual Park Avenue Holiday Open House runs tonight from 5 to 9 p.m. More than 70 Park Avenue businesses open their doors Thursday evening as part of an evening stroll on the Avenue.
If you're new to Twitter, or if you're not sure if you even want to give it a try, participating (or even just observing) a tweetchat is one of the best ways to see the professional possibilities that Twitter offers.
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In science:
To even and odd wave functions there correspond even and odd values of M .
Dyon-Oscillator Duality
Since even orthogonal polynomials should have an even number of zeros, the relevant solution is thus given by the unstable ﬁxed point x = −2 +√3.
Spectral Universality of Real Chiral Random Matrix Ensembles
If we concentrate on the even model with a = 1/2 (for which b = 0), we see that the summation over random signs keeps only the walks for which all the edges are visited an even number of times.
Random incidence matrices: moments of the spectral density
We show that, as long as there is a compact dimension, one can meaningfully deﬁne an ‘NCOS’ limit of IIB/A string theory even in the absence of D-branes (and even if there is no B -ﬁeld).
IIA/B, Wound and Wrapped
Since all columns ˆλi have even length, it follows that |λ| = k is even and then only is RO(n) (Tr M )k dM > 0; otherwise = 0 .
Integrable Lattices: Random Matrices and Random Permutations
With current algorithms, it is in principle possible to study even larger system sizes, such as L = 128 or even L = 256, but, using the LEDA algorithms, these need more memory than the 512 MBytes available to us.
Specific-Heat Exponent of Random-Field Systems via Ground-State Calculations
Since T is even, D0 is an even derivation, hence T maps the ideal I into itself.
Classification of finite simple Lie conformal superalgebras
Even-even nuclei are more bound than their odd neighbours (OES, odd-even staggering).
Spectroscopy with random and displaced random ensembles
We have identiﬁed time reversal invariance as the origin of odd-even staggering of the mass surfaces and J = 0 spin for the ground states of even nuclei.
Spectroscopy with random and displaced random ensembles
The generality of the presented approach suggests in some way the possibility that the parameter τ (even though system-dependent) might have a lower nonzero limit, related e.g. to the time energy uncertainty relation, or to the ﬁnite extension of the spatial wavefunction, or even to gravitational effects .
Quantum Zeno-like effect due to competing decoherence mechanisms
Comparing with (2.1), the bi-orthogonal polynomials are no longer even/odd as V is no longer even.
Critical and Tricritical Hard Objects on Bicolorable Random Lattices: Exact Solutions
J is convex and l.s.c as the supremum of aﬃne functions. J is even because Λ is even.
Quenched large deviations for diffusions in a random Gaussian shear flow drift
Even so, to ensure that the set of models is ﬁnite we must restrict the empirical domain even further.
Evaluating Defaults
The q generators of these fractions are even and therefore the 2q words of the deﬁning relation are even.
Minimum aberration designs of resolution III
The design generators are even words and the product of any subset of them is an even word, hence in the deﬁning relation there exists no even word and a2r+1 = 0 for all r.
Minimum aberration designs of resolution III
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