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Definitions of eve

  1.   the period immediately before something on the eve of the French Revolution
  2.   Old Testament Adam's wife in Judeo Christian mythology the first woman and mother of the human race God created Eve from Adam's rib and placed Adam and Even in the Garden of Eden
  3.   the day before he always arrives on the eve of her departure
  4.   the latter part of the day the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall he enjoyed the evening light across the lake
  5.   Old Testament Adam's wife in Judeo Christian mythology the first woman and mother of the human race God created Eve from Adam's rib and placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden
  6.   Evening
  7.   The evening before a holiday from the Jewish mode of reckoning the day as beginning at sunset not at midnight as Christians eve is the evening before Christmas also the period immediately preceding some important event
  8.   The fast or vigil before a church festival or saint's day the period immediately before some important event as the eve of departure evening the close of day
  9.   The close of the day night before a day of note time just preceding some event
  10.   The evening before a festival evening or time immediately preceding any event
  11.   The latter part or close of the day the evening before a holiday the time immediately preceding some important event
  12.   Wife of Adam the first man the mother of all living
  13.   The close of the day the night before a holy day as Christmas eve time immediately preceding any important action

Quotes of eve

  1. Nor can the Apostle mean that Eve only sinned or that she only was Deceived for if Adam sinned willfully and knowingly he became the greater Transgressor – Mary Astell
  2. It was a major dream come true at last In many respects Jerusalem is a very modern and important story about people in a period of transition with all the unrest that permeates society on the eve of a new century The big life issues are at stake – Bille August
  3. On the eve of World War I an estimated two million Armenians lived in the Ottoman Empire Well over a million were deported and hundreds of thousands were simply killed – Eliot Engel
  4. It all goes back of course to Adam and Eve a story which shows among other things that if you make a woman out of a man you are bound to get into trouble – Carol Gilligan
  5. And New Year's Eve is very very important to me – Debbie Harry
  6. I've had some lovely extraordinary experiences on New Year's Eve – Debbie Harry
  7. It's quite a famous story that takes place on Christmas Eve and the Germans French and Scottish are trying to make peace one night and they bury their dead and they play football I play a German opera singer in German which I never have so I am really excited about that – Diane Kruger
  8. The proper behavior all through the holiday season is to be drunk This drunkenness culminates on New Year's Eve when you get so drunk you kiss the person you're married to – P. J. O'Rourke
  9. Ever since Eve started it all by offering Adam the apple woman's punishment has been to supply a man with food then suffer the consequences when it disagrees with him – Helen Rowland
  10. Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve Middle age is when you're forced to – Bill Vaughan
  11. Eve Ensler is a hero of mine She's been working for the rights of women for a long time – Marcia Wallace
  12. Of Adam and Eve They had what they wanted That they did not like it when they got it does not alter the fact that they certainly got it – Charles Williams

Usage examples for eve

  1. How you run off with one's words Eve – Love Me Little, Love Me Long by Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English
  2. Eve went to see her mother – Eve and David by Honore de Balzac
  3. When at eve thou rovest By the star thou lovest O then remember me – The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886 by Ministry of Education
  4. “ I'll show you the Christmas Eve of your life – Every Soul Hath Its Song by Fannie Hurst
  5. It is cold out there Who would think to face such cold on a May Eve – The Atlantic Book of Modern Plays by Various
  6. She could have no reason whatever for writing as she did on the eve of her marriage no reason beyond the irresistible desire to speak out all her heart once only and for the last time – Don Orsino by F. Marion Crawford
  7. In this hypothesis our proposal to inoculate the typhoid fever which up to this time has been tried on horses only and in experiments badly conducted by pupils of the Veterinary School of Lyons was perhaps on the eve of being realised – On the cattle plague: or, Contagious typhus in horned cattle. Its history, origin, description, and treatment by Honoré Bourguignon
  8. And I love you Eve – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  9. Christmas Eve came round – Cobb's Bill-of-Fare by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
  10. “ They'll have a good Christmas Eve all together even if they are sick – Polly and the Princess by Emma C. Dowd
  11. Not that Star Dream is another Eve nor that this is like the first love story – The Way of the Gods by John Luther Long
  12. Well you won't eve haf to child returned Mrs Lander with an eye on the side of the case that seldom escaped her – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  13. What is this Eve – The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Vol. I by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  14. But Queen Elizabeth thought that the day on which France fell into his hands would be the eve of her own ruin – A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6) by Leopold von Ranke
  15. “ No They did what they did on the eve of your marriage – Voyage To Eternity by Milton Lesser
  16. But now on this St Catherine's Eve Mrs Nagle told herself that she was at the end of her strength – Studies in love and in terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  17. Now if I would write a Christmas song for this music would you sing it at church on Christmas Eve – Pearl and Periwinkle by Anna Graetz
  18. It had just occurred to me that on two former occasions when the heir apparent of England was cut off in the prime of life the nation was on the eve of a religious revolution in the first instance and of a political one in the second – Colloquies on Society by Robert Southey
  19. Monday was Christmas Eve and on that morning Mrs Murphy kind good natured soul that she was carried Molly's breakfast to her room with a pile of letters from home – Molly Brown's Sophomore Days by Nell Speed
  20. She did not realize that Eve invariably employed the same method with our grandfather Adam – The Heart of the Range by William Patterson White

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