knowing

Part of speech: adjective

Shrewd; done consciously or on purpose.

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Usage examples "knowing":

  1. About three o'clock in the morning, the laird woke suddenly, without knowing why. - "Warlock o' Glenwarlock", George MacDonald.
  2. He never did anything without knowing the reason why. - "George Washington", Calista McCabe Courtenay.
  3. Knowing this, Ellen went in to greet her friend. - "Mrs. Red Pepper", Grace S. Richmond.