get even

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v get even compensate; make the score equal
    • v get even take revenge or even out a score "I cannot accept the defeat--I want to get even"
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Quotations

  • Will Rogers
    Will%20Rogers
    “Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.”
  • Sholom Aleichem
    Sholom Aleichem
    “No matter how bad things get you got to go on living, even if it kills you.”
  • German Proverb
    German Proverb
    “Towards evening the lazy person begins to get busy.”
  • David Eccles
    David Eccles
    “If a man has good manners and is not afraid of other people he will get by, even if he is stupid.”
  • Macaulay Culkin
    Macaulay Culkin
    “I don't even get an allowance.”
  • Dick Armey
    Dick Armey
    “You cannot go ahead while you are getting even.”

Usage

In literature:

But would they have enough power left in the wreck to get even that far?
"Spacehounds of IPC" by Edward Elmer Smith
But even he begins to get tired of it.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
A fortnight is not very long, but it's not every woman who gets even as much as that.
"The Independence of Claire" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
I am returning this way, however, and, if I may, will call and get the package toward evening.
"A Voice in the Wilderness" by Grace Livingston Hill
But if she just kept quiet, there might be an opportunity to get back to Ceyce and the Dawn City by tomorrow evening.
"Legacy" by James H Schmitz
And for the first time in her life, she saw a clear way of getting even.
"Prudence Says So" by Ethel Hueston
I was longing for a chance to get even with her!
"The Princess of the School" by Angela Brazil
Why can't she let him have the good of all the bare, empty space he can get, even if it isn't much?
"The Brentons" by Anna Chapin Ray
Then you can expose him, and if that will not be getting even with him I don't know how you can get even.
"Frank Merriwell's Races" by Burt L. Standish
But I'm goin' to get even some day.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
He was experimenting, and back of his experiment was a desire to get even with Chick-chick.
"The Boy Scout Treasure Hunters" by Charles Henry Lerrigo
Why, I even manage to get along with you, Dolly!
"A Campfire Girl's Test of Friendship" by Jane L. Stewart
I reckon he has a right to get even, as he looks at it, if his money can buy what you have to sell.
"Joan of Arc of the North Woods" by Holman Day
We can't even get started.
"Masters of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith
How soon shall you try to get even with that boy?
"Chester Rand" by Horatio Alger, Jr
The only way I'll ever get even with him is that he'll drink most of it up again.
"Laramie Holds the Range" by Frank H. Spearman
I suppose he was mad and decided on this way to get even.
"Carl and the Cotton Gin" by Sara Ware Bassett
I know you'll like them even if I didn't get the bread cut real even and nice.
"The Lilac Lady" by Ruth Alberta Brown
For Amanda and Eliza disliked Billie so bitterly that they would even go hungry for the chance of getting even with her.
"Billie Bradley at Three Towers Hall" by Janet D. Wheeler
A sense of relief at this sudden opportunity, combined with the intense satisfaction of getting even with Thomas Smith, overwhelmed him.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
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In poetry:

MOSCON. Why? because I die for Livia,
Who is maid to this Justina,
And I wouldn't have even the sun
Get a glimpse of her through the window.
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act I" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Ah! well for us, if even we,
Even for a moment, can get free
Our heart, and have our lips unchain'd;
For that which seals them hath been deep-ordain'd!
"The Buried Life" by Matthew Arnold
Even so rude armies, when the field they quit,
And into several quarters get;
Each troop does spoil and ruin more
Than all join'd in one body did before.
"The Heart Breaking" by Abraham Cowley
And 'still on each evening when pleasure fills up,'
At the old Goat-in-Boots, with Metheglin, each cup,
Mr Pryce, if he's there,
Will get into 'the Chair,'
"'Look At The Clock!' : Patty Morgan The Milkmaid's Story" by Richard Harris Barham
An th' warst wish aw wish even yet,--
Is tha'll nivver get treeated soa meean;--
Gooid neet, Matty lass, nivver freeat,
Tha'll kuss me when aw ax thi agean."
"Matty's Reason" by John Hartley
Better some jest (in proper terms expressed)
Or story (strictly moral) even if musty,
Or song we sung when these old throats were young,--
Something to keep our souls from getting rusty.
"How To Not Settle It" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

The Houston area's already competitive grocery market is getting even more so.
If it's possible for Bal Harbour to get even more luxurious, that's what happened earlier this year with the opening of the St Regis Bal Harbour Resort.
But today, mobile technology can help her get advice from a doctor in Kampala over the telephone, alert a community health worker about her situation, or even get her to a hospital.
Following the Leveson Inquiry rules for reporting look set to get even tighter and we have much to lose from over-regulating the media, argues Don Anderson.
Is the Bachelorette cheating scandal about to get even bigger.
1.4 million gets you get state-of-the-art speakers, amps and even the room — but no video.
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, alongside police officials and community residents, last week introduced a new program to help Pittsburgh's neighborhoods get even safer.
But navigating the murky Chinese regulatory world may start getting even harder.
Will New York apartments get even smaller.
Jive Gets Even More Social With New 'Gamified' Intranet.
And it gets even weirder when the clock strikes 12:12 pm today.
The moon, that giant lump of rock that has fascinated poets and scientists alike, may be about to get even more interesting.
Being part of the family grapevine helped me find out what was going on, and it also helped me to get even.
Top 1% are getting even richer.
Classic 'Finding Nemo ' gets even better in 3-D. California Credit Union League.
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In science:

Using that fp,p (p) is an even number, we get fp,p (p) ≥ 4.
Sextactic points on a simple closed curve
That they get a different result from ours by, in effect, considering a different region of the scaling function in Eq. (11), indicates that there are large corrections to finite size scaling even for such large sizes, or possibly that α ≃ 0 corresponds to a discontiniuty in the specific heat.
Specific-Heat Exponent of Random-Field Systems via Ground-State Calculations
Even if the set of configurations is trivial, one gets a nontrivial ob ject, which is called a Gibbs graph.
Gibbs and Quantum Discrete Spaces
Even though the field content of the supergravity configurations are different, we again find that under similar identification of parameters, S-dual NCOS theory gets mapped to OD1-theory.
On decoupled theories in (5+1) dimensions from (F,D1,NS5,D5) supergravity configuration
If we try to fit the ground state correlation for non-zero Λ to a powerlaw, we would get considerably larger power-law exponent ν , even for Λ as small as 0.001.
Thermodynamics of strongly disordered spin ladders
The series in (40) is an average of positive terms in the case of the Viana-Bray model p = 2, where we get perfect squares, and more in general for all even p, as we can easily, starting from the observation that in this case xp − pxyp−1 + (p − 1)yp is positive or zero for all x = q (2n) ,y = htanh2n βJ iJ real.
Replica bounds for optimization problems and diluted spin systems
Hopefully, the radiated mode would get efficiently absorbed, even on a short distance.
Updated results on prototype chalcogenide fibers for 10-um wavefront spatial filtering
Further, since m is even, we get exp(−πiη) = exp(−πin2 θ).
Crossed products by finite cyclic group actions with the tracial Rokhlin property
For larger values of w the bias gets as large as in the case t = 2, however, even for dense feedback polynomials with t (cid:25) p=2 (Fig. 10).
Pseudo Random Coins Show More Heads Than Tails
So, for L approaching this value, we can get a stable configuration with very small restoring force even with a finite magnet.
Feasibility of a magnetic suspension for second generation Gravitational Wave interferometers
Notice however that even if we would relax the unit speed requirement, we would still need a shearfree congruence to get photons to follow straight spatial lines in the pro jected sense.
Generalizing Optical Geometry
The fact that Q ξaL+b = 1 shows that in each block of size L the number of −1’s is even, and since 4|L we get that P ξaL+b ≡ 0 mod 4 for every block.
Random walks with $k$-wise independent increments
Now since the bits αs are independent of αu , we get that even when we condition over the walk on the u component, the s component achieves uniform distribution conditioned on A, which ends the proof.
Simple Permutations Mix Even Better
The next lemma applies this reflection symmetry to finite ladders: In the symmetric case (η = 0), the separation Γi between neighboring spins does not get too large, even in the presence of boundary terms, by an “approximate” reflection symmetry.
Edge-reinforced random walk on a ladder
Even though for β 6= 2 one does not know the explicit form of the zonal spherical functions, one can use an asymptotic expansion due to Harish–Chandra to get asymptotic solutions.
Lectures on random matrix theory and symmetric spaces
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