Definitions

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  • adv. in a witting manner, intentionally, on purpose

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Knowingly; with knowledge; by design.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a witting manner; knowingly; consciously; by design.

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

  • adv. with full knowledge and deliberation

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In our attempts to find a theory which comprehends all the new facts concerning old and new elementary particles, certain wittingly unreal, symbolic particles appear in our equations, which with a little good will could be regarded as the eternally immutable atoms of philosophers.

    Nobel Prize in Physics 1957 - Presentation Speech

  • The name wittingly references that this was the third time out for founding member Moore, and consequently the third professional bluegrass band association for him.

    Cybergrass Bluegrass Music News

  • From whence it followeth that if a subject shall by fact or word wittingly and deliberately deny the authority of the representative of the

    Leviathan

  • From whence it followeth that if a subject shall by fact or word wittingly and deliberately deny the authority of the representative of the Commonwealth (whatsoever penalty hath been formerly ordained for treason), he may lawfully be made to suffer whatsoever the representative will: for in denying subjection, he denies such punishment as by the law hath been ordained, and therefore suffers as an enemy of the Commonwealth; that is, according to the will of the representative.

    Leviathan, or, The matter, forme, & power of a common-wealth ecclesiasticall and civill

  • No kid willingly dons madras for a birthday party, thought Ben, nor was there any way that dull-as-dishwater Paul wittingly selected pinstripe slacks and a fuchsia sweater.

    Parents Behaving Badly

  • Adult concerns about the way teenagers wittingly – or unwittingly – compromise their privacy on Facebook rest on more solid foundations.

    A Flickr of interest…

  • But companies are on notice that the Sri Lanka government is following ethnically discriminatory policies, and those that favor only certain segments of the population -- wittingly or not -- are compounding the ethnic divides that caused the 26-year war in the first place.

    Karunyan Arulanantham: What US Businesses Must Consider in Sri Lanka

  • When I pointed out that you were wittingly or unwittingly spreading a vicious lie, you changed the topic to whether the opinion falsely attributed to Petraus was an accurate assessment of the situation, and you falsely characterized the policy of building in east Jerusalem as a “right wing policy” even though every Israeli government, left or right wing, has purused it.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » A Strange Thing About the Controversy Over Jerusalem

  • This would only reproduce wittingly what Millions-type lists do unwittingly, which is to assume that anything remotely useful can be accomplished by making lists and choosing up sides.

    Writing and Publishing

  • These writers have been accused of frivolity, of -- wittingly or unwittingly -- undermining their own craft.

    Comedy in Literature

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