from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adverb with full knowledge and deliberation


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knowing +‎ -ly


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  • "This plane will never fly," said Tom, knowingly.

    October 30, 2007

  • As in "Never knowingly undersold".

    October 30, 2007

  • "Observe the tone: genuinely dismal, aspirantly aesthetic, knowingly parodic."

    Source: The times Literary supplement

    January 22, 2018