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Eve: Fancy word for “evening”, the period after the afternoon, but before night.
Also: The day before a holiday or big event: Ex: Christmas eve, New Year’s eve, the eve of battle.
Eves in the news
On the eve of 2019, a period of family, warmth and reflection, meditate on the joys of 2018: riots, tsunamis, government dysfunction, political soap operas, wildfires, rising populism, and some remarkably dumb tweets.
All about Eve
The New Year is sometimes symbolized by a giant baby, much like the current US government.
Eve, the biblical matriarch, was created by God using Adam’s rib, then tricked by a male snake. Eve would spend the rest of her life searching for justice.
Common New Year’s resolutions
- Join the gym
- Stop smoking
- Stop smoking at the gym
- Delete Facebook
- Call Mom
- Delete Mom’s Facebook
Luckily, these usually only last 3 weeks. Vive la résolution and Happy New Year!