a clear and certain mental apprehension
knowing, wise(p), wise to(p)adjective
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-readadjective
highly educated; having extensive information or understanding
"knowing instructors"; "a knowledgeable critic"; "a knowledgeable audience"
Possessing knowledge or understanding; intelligent.
Shrewd or showing clever awareness.
Suggestive of private knowledge.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from know.
You have heard, and with a knowing ear,
That he, which hath our noble father slain,
Pursu’d my life. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.
The knowingest of these have of late reformed their hypothesis. Boyle.
What makes the clergy glorious is to be knowing in their profession, unspotted in their lives, active and laborious in their charges. South.
The necessity of preparing for the offices of religion was a lesson which the mere light and dictates of common reason, without the help of revelation, taught all the knowing and intelligent part of the world. Robert South, Sermons.
Gio Bellino, one of the first who was of any consideration at Venice, painted very drily, according to the manner of his time: he was very knowing both in architecture and perspective. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.
All animals of the same kind, which form a society, are more knowing than others. Joseph Addison, Guardian.
Could any but a knowing prudent Cause
Begin such motions and assign such laws?
If the Great Mind had form’d a different frame,
Might not your wanton wit the system blame? Richard Blackmore.
Etymology: from know.
Let him be so entertain’d as suits gentlemen of your knowing to a stranger of his quality. William Shakespeare.
skilful; well informed; intelligent; as, a knowing man; a knowing dog
artful; cunning; as, a knowing rascal
knowledge; hence, experience
Knowing is a 2009 American-British science fiction disaster film directed by Alex Proyas and starring Nicolas Cage. The project was originally attached to a number of directors under Columbia Pictures, but it was placed in turnaround and eventually picked up by Escape Artists. Production was financially backed by Summit Entertainment. Knowing was filmed in Docklands Studios Melbourne, Australia, using various locations to represent the film's Boston-area setting. The film was released on 20 March 2009, in the United States. The DVD and Blu-ray media were released on 7 July 2009.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Knowing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2250
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Rank popularity for the word 'Knowing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1912
The numerical value of Knowing in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Knowing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
I have had the privilege of knowing Hillary Clinton for a long time. Hillary Clinton and I share many of the same deeply-held beliefs.
Wenjian Liu was Wenjian Liu. Wenjian Liu was Wenjian Liu and husband and friend, our peace is knowing that Wenjian Liu's OK, and we'll see Wenjian Liu in heaven.
We have a reasonable expectation of knowing what the universe of potential projects cuts are before we take this vote.
It's also knowing you are part of a force that will ultimately bring about transformation. You have to believe that. If you don't enter into it with that mindset, then you're always going to be in a never-ending cycle of violence and chaos, are you really committed to this outcome to the point that even if you don't see it in your lifetime -- even as my father didn't see some of these things in his lifetime -- it's OK as long as I know what I'm doing is going to lead to an outcome for another generation ?
He whose in-laws are happy with him is sleepy for not even knowing as how his wife controls his life.
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- a fhios agamIrish
- seòltaScottish Gaelic
- penuh artiIndonesian
- sciens, knowingLatin
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