I saw the following sentence in a dictionary. I'd like to know whether it is correct and what relationship holds between "what even you must condemn" and "he was lying."
But, what even you must condemn, he was lying.
I'd appreciate your help.
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I think the meaning is
He was lying, a thing even you must condemn.
But, what (a thing) even you must condemn, he was lying.
Presumably you're willing to accept hypocrisy or a degree of shady dealing, but outright lies go too far even for you.
But, what they did not know, I had the combination to the safe all along.
I hear this pattern quite a lot. A variant of it is:
But, what they did not know was I had the combination to the safe all along.