from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Knowing one's self, or one's own character, powers, and limitations.
- adj. Knowing of itself, without help from another.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Knowing of one's self, or without communication from another.
- Possessed of self-consciousness as an attribute of man.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
On Saturday in Hollis, N.H., Mr. Santorum gave a self-knowing preface as he started on another Social Security response, saying: "Get prepared."
The movie is so self-knowing Carson even says to Melody: "If I wasn't a key player in this whole conspiracy to brainwash the youth of America with rock music, we could totally date!"
All theatrical and spooky and end-of-days, and self-knowing, and with a clown motif.
He also weaves in a witty, self-knowing, self-mocking account of his own faith journey, from the heavy-duty evangelical Christianity of his youth when he was stoned as he walked, strumming his guitar, through the Bogside district of Derry inviting people to prepare the way of the Lord, through a spell as a reporter at Church Times, the parish pump of Anglicanism, and on to his loss of belief during IVF treatment.
And with an aptness that verges, almost, on the self-knowing, this mecca of celebrity, so bright and colourful on the outside, turns out to be little more than a dispiriting, soulless car park from within.
Does the self-knowing compensate for the self-obsession?
It would be a tragedy of the greatest proportion to permit the work of a few terrorists to set the parameters of our self-knowing, and self-actualizing.
Patanjali describes tapasya as one of the three activities of yogic practice, along with svadhyaya (self-knowing) and Ishvara Pranidhan (correct knowledge of the beings greater than ourselves).
“Good,” he said with a comical and self-knowing nod of satisfaction.
I wouldn't argue... except to say she is self-knowing enough to only take on roles that play up to her image.