a clear and certain mental apprehension
knowing, wise(p), wise to(p)(adj)
evidencing the possession of inside information
characterized by conscious design or purpose
"intentional damage"; "a knowing attempt to defraud"; "a willful waste of time"
alert and fully informed
"a knowing collector of rare books"; "surprisingly knowledgeable about what was going on"
knowing, knowledgeable, learned, lettered, well-educated, well-read(adj)
highly educated; having extensive information or understanding
"knowing instructors"; "a knowledgeable critic"; "a knowledgeable audience"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Acute, from the Latin, suggests the sharpness of the needle's point; keen, from the Saxon, the sharpness of the cutting edge. Astute, from the Latin, with the original sense of cunning has come to have a meaning that combines the sense of acute or keen with that of sagacious. The astute mind adds to acuteness and keenness an element of cunning or finesse. The astute debater leads his opponents into a snare by getting them to make admissions, or urge arguments, of which he sees a result that they do not perceive. The acute, keen intellect may take no special advantage of these qualities; the astute mind has always a point to make for itself, and seldom fails to make it. A knowing look, air, etc., in general indicates practical knowledge with a touch of shrewdness, and perhaps of cunning; in regard to some special matter, it indicates the possession of reserved knowledge which the person could impart if he chose. Knowing has often a slightly invidious sense. We speak of a knowing rascal, meaning cunning or shrewd within a narrow range, but of a knowing horse or dog, in the sense of sagacious, implying that he knows more than could be expected of such an animal. A knowing child has more knowledge than would be looked for at his years, perhaps more than is quite desirable, while to speak of a child as intelligent is altogether complimentary.
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We know that (Prince Harry) is keenly involved in youth and global environmental issues and Dr. Goodall believes that his visit will inspire the participants knowing that someone of his stature is eager to learn of their efforts.
Jackie Bray added, Bureaucracy and dysfunction, and all kinds of barriers to serving patients. The director of clinical operations at the Queens Hospital Center, Dr. Timothy Tan, also spoke with the Times and slammed the incompetence of city officials for not taking some of the pressure off overburdened hospitals, by sending more patients to the Billy Jean King facility. Knowing what our patients had to endure in an overcrowded emergency department, its frustrating how few patients were treated at facilities such as Billie Jean King.
If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.
Look around the habitable world, how few Know their own good, or knowing it, pursue.
I love Mike Jagger so much. I've always dreamed about this. I couldn't sleep knowing he would be here.
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