What does "rejected even" mean?

the United States Senate rejected even a highly conditional membership in the World Court

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  • 2 months ago
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    rejected is not with even as a word pair.  They follow each other because that is how the sentence works.  US Senate rejected.  what did they reject?  even a highly conditional membership.  even is a limiter, a way to say that the smallest thing was seen as unacceptable, never mind larger or more comprehensive things.  It is a way to define the limited extent of the thing that was rejected.

    Even is not associated with rejected in any linguistic sense.  It applies to the "membership" phrase.

  • 2 months ago

    It means i got rejected 1 time, rejected odd but i got rejected TWO times? Rejected even.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    "Rejected even" isn't an expression.  "Rejected" means "refused to accept."  

    In this context, "even" means "to that extreme."

  • JuanB
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    2 months ago

    Senate rejected membership in the World Court.  Even with lots of conditions.

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  • ?
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    2 months ago

    It means that they decided against putting the needs of the United States second to that of a world authority

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