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  • adv. In the manner of one who knows.
  • adv. With knowledge of all relevant facts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. With knowledge; in a knowing manner; intelligently; consciously; deliberately.
  • adv. By experience.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a knowing manner; with knowledge; intentionally; designedly: as, he would not knowingly offend.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. with full knowledge and deliberation


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knowing +‎ -ly



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