getting even

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n getting even a reciprocal group action "in return we gave them as good as we got"
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Quotations

  • Maureen Dowd
    Maureen Dowd
    “The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.”
  • Enid Bagnold
    Enid%20Bagnold
    “As for death one gets used to it, even if it's only other people's death you get used to.”
  • German Proverb
    German Proverb
    “Towards evening the lazy person begins to get busy.”
  • Billy Boy Franklin
    Billy Boy Franklin
    “If a lie is repeated often enough all the dumb jackasses in the world not only get to believe it, they even swear by it.”
  • 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.”

Usage

In literature:

You won't even get a mention.
"The Yukon Trail" by William MacLeod Raine
That's to be my one big day of triumph and getting even.
"Dixie Hart" by Will N. Harben
The only thing we won't get much of is fresh meat and that you can't get even at Escoumains every day.
"Bob Hunt in Canada" by George W. Orton
He loved the long evenings and the chance they gave to get plenty of sport and exercise after school hours.
"Facing the German Foe" by Colonel James Fiske
I'd give worlds to get even.
"The Jolliest School of All" by Angela Brazil
We were not quite so sick, but even less disposed to get up, talk, or do anything, save to lie flat on our backs.
"Left on Labrador" by Charles Asbury Stephens
If she is rich she can choose her way of getting it, by travel, or in charities, or even through society.
"Girls and Women" by Harriet E. Paine (AKA E. Chester}
But the place where we go to get knowledge, even theoretic knowledge, is the Books themselves!
"Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History" by Thomas Carlyle
But he gets even all right.
"Torchy" by Sewell Ford
Even literal facts, exactly as they were, a great poet will prefer whenever he can get them.
"Short Studies on Great Subjects" by James Anthony Froude
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In poetry:

- "One more task before you get me-
Even magic has an end -
Here's Madame Twardowski: Let me
Introduce my little friend.
"Twardowski's Wife" by Adam Mickiewicz
So the King’s son, even Hafbur,
Took his sword in his left hand,
And he’s away to the mountain
To get speech of that Lily-wand.
"Hafbur And Signy" by William Morris
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
Sometimes he squeezes, then he slaps,
I've heard he even bites her breast.
Now, how can Beauty keep her charms,
If she gets neither sleep nor rest?
"Love Impeached" by William H Davies
(A man's voice sings
I went out m the evening, my sweetheart for to find;
I stood by her cottage window, as well I do mind;
I stood by her cottage window, and I thought I would get in,
But instead of pleasures for me my sorrows did begin!
"Girls Spinning" by Padraic Colum
The readiness is all. How can I help but feel
I have been here before? But somehow then,
I was the tied-up one. How to get out
Was always then my problem. And even if I had
A piece of rope I was always the sort of person
Who threw rope aside.
"Unarmed Combat" by Henry Reed

In news:

Voters' voice will get even louder.
With NFL rule changes, CenturyLink Field is about to get even rowdier.
Things get even rowdier at Open's No 17.
James, Wade & Heat get even with Pacers.
Nuggets get even with Kobe Bryant (public enemy No.
Don't Get Mad, Don't Get Even : New Jersey Outlaws Road Rage.
Twinkies get even more troubled.
The Rich Get Even Richer.
Big Data, Analytics Get Even Bigger, Hotter in 2012.
Will income inequality get even worse.
Are Things About to Get Even Worse.
The sweet sound of the tee shot gets even sweeter in the month of June at Beloit's Krueger-Haskell Golf Course.
In Brooklyn parts of Prospect Park even offers grills (though you need to get their early to get one).
Find out and learn how you can get even more out of your time.
You get even better views if you pony up more for executive digs.
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In science:

Even if one finds such a basis, each web in the basis would have many hexagonal faces which make it very difficult to get numerical relations.
Jones-Wenzl idempotents For Rank 2 Simple Lie algebras
While with this concept of “getting arbitrarily close” satisfies us most of the time, there are phenomena, such as chaos, where even the slightest departure from exactness leads to qualitatively different states.
Founding quantum theory on the basis of consciousness
If the period m is a large integer, because of the limited precision before the end of even one cycle, we get closer to another cycle and so on.
Founding quantum theory on the basis of consciousness
Nevertheless, in principle, it is possible to get non-gravitating scalar field background even in the minimally coupled case.
Non-Gravitating Scalar Field in the FRW Background
Indeed, the integral above becomes small very fast as c tends to +∞ and gets close to 1 even faster as c tends to −∞.
The cutoff phenomenon for randomized riffle shuffles
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