from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not knowing; unaware.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Without knowing; ignorant.
- adj. Unknown, unbeknownst (to someone).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not knowing; ignorant: with of before an object. 416
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. unaware because of a lack of relevant information or knowledge
- n. ignorance (especially of orthodox beliefs)
"Safba," Ishaili gestures in Arabic, unknowing of the English translation for freshwater bream.
Instead, try 'silence, reverence and awe,' she says; or music, ritual, the steady habit of compassion, and a graceful acceptance of mystery and 'unknowing' ...
The 'unknowing' of the mystics has its virtues and its place, but being well-read and knowledgeable makes one powerful and persuasive book.
It's this kind of unknowing that really bothers me.
But maybe they’re just unknowing, which is not the same thing.
The black screen is reserved for a specific kind of unknowing:
Instead, try "silence, reverence and awe," she says; or music, ritual, the steady habit of compassion, and a graceful acceptance of mystery and "unknowing".
Rather than draw upon words to squelch the unknown and to eliminate mystery, we can use them to bring forth more unknowing.
One of the testy facts of life is that the process of maturation is a growing away from certainty, toward a much grayer, more muddled, all-bets-are-off unknowing.
It was kind of like getting to decide what you dream about, which sounds like a nice idea but it's also somehow claustrophobic, because the wonderful thing about dreams is the natural momentum, the unknowing, he says.
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