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[kog-nuh-zuh nt, ‐suh nt, kon-uh‐] /ˈkɒg nə zənt, ‐sənt, ˈkɒn ə‐/
a frequent misspelling of cognizant. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Everything of which we are cognisant by means of our bodily senses appears and disappears.

  • “I surely could not have said so, as I am not cognisant of the fact,” answered Munebrega blandly.

    The Last Look W.H.G. Kingston
  • The night was still and thronged with stars, that seemed to watch her tenderly and to be cognisant of her love.

    Border Ghost Stories Howard Pease
  • He seemed so overwhelmed with his own sensations as not to be cognisant of his companion's.

    Arthur O'Leary Charles James Lever
  • I say no longer disguised—but of this the skipper made me cognisant.

    The Iron Pirate Max Pemberton
  • He was not in touch with us or cognisant with our aim, nor did he allow for our limitations.

    Musical Criticisms Arthur Johnstone
  • A dog acts as if he had all the different kinds of impressions of sensation of which each of us is cognisant.

    Hume T.H. Huxley
  • But I don't at all think that they were cognisant of the attack on shore.'

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson Charlotte M. Yonge
  • I shall not prevent your going, although of course I must not be cognisant of your having so done.

  • I wonder how many hundreds were cognisant of this red-headed Spanish corpse?

    Wounds in the rain Stephen Crane
Word Origin and History for cognisant

alternative spelling of cognizant (q.v.); also see -ize.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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