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full well

Very well, exceedingly well, as in You know full well how much this costs. [ c. 1700 ]
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  • It was inevitable—I know that full well—but for my share in it I ask your pardon.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine
  • Without friendship, as we full well know, there is no society of any worth.

    The Symposium Xenophon
  • full well you know that I can only make me mark, and never the twicet alike.

    If You Touch Them They Vanish Gouverneur Morris
  • Old Stick-in-the-mud does not mean 'going,' that I full well see.

    On the Heels of De Wet

    The Intelligence Officer
  • And, of thine own will, full well I feel thou wouldst not leave me.

    Endymion John Keats
  • They full well knew the terrific danger in which the ship was placed.

    The Three Midshipmen W.H.G. Kingston
  • It is full well we be on our road back to Paris, for there at least will he not dare to come.

    In Convent Walls Emily Sarah Holt
  • full well I remember my feelings when returning to my native land.

    Thoughts on Missions

    Sheldon Dibble
  • He knew that full well; he knew also the danger of such a suspicion.

  • full well they knew the syrinx had fallen, and Nika was gone—for ever.

    Saronia Richard Short

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