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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wittingly, knowinglyadverb

    with full knowledge and deliberation

    "he wittingly deleted the references"


  1. knowinglyadverb

    In the manner of one who knows.

    She smiled knowingly, but kept the secret.

  2. knowinglyadverb

    With knowledge of all relevant facts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Knowinglyadverb

    with knowledge; in a knowing manner; intelligently; consciously; deliberately; as, he would not knowingly offend

  2. Knowinglyadverb

    by experience


  1. Knowingly

    In law knowledge is one of the degrees of mens rea that constitute part of a crime. For example, in English law, the offence of knowingly being a passenger in a vehicle taken without consent requires that the procecution prove, not only that the defendant was a passenger in a vehicle and that it was taken by the driver without consent, the prosecution must also prove that the defendant knew that it was taken without consent. Under the principle of ignorantia juris non excusat, ignorance of or mistake about the law is no defence. The mens rea of knowledge refers to knowledge about certain facts. It is "a positive belief that a state of affairs exists." Knowledge can be actual, constructive, or imputed.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of knowingly in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of knowingly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of knowingly in a Sentence

  1. Susan Loggans:

    We've never been told what the investigation includes, for example, are they just investigating whether or not sexual misconduct occurred, which seems to be very evident that it did, or are they going to investigate whether the Blackhawks knowingly allowed it to exist without doing anything ? They've never said what they're investigating.

  2. Scarlett Johansson:

    I think it's irresponsible to take a bunch of actors that will have a Google alert on and to suddenly throw their name into a situation that none of us could possibly knowingly comment on. That just feels irresponsible to me.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    This rule will provide the clarity and certainty businesses and industry need about which waters are protected by the Clean Water Act, and it will ensure polluters who knowingly threaten our waters can be held accountable.

  4. Donald Trump:

    They lie and lie and knowingly lie.

  5. Nike Inc:

    There is no allegation in court documents that any employee was aware of or knowingly participated in any bribery scheme.

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    based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice
    • A. eminent
    • B. ravening
    • C. equivalent
    • D. arbitrary

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