Frances, you know, goes in for knowingness—cleverness—the modern vice.
She has hitherto prided herself on her mental acumen and on her knowingness.
The next step was to assume phrase and gesture as the outward and visible mode of knowingness in general.
The little man had lost in a moment his glib assurance, his knowingness about the pathways of the soul.
He and the Whipple boys sat for a long time in the stable doorway and speculated about the knowingness of dogs.
I only have in mind the alternative that is usually presented to us, conscious ignorance or a kind of knowingness.
Guildford was nearer town; "a better class of people go there," he said, with the knowingness that grated on Margaret.
The primitive Roxburgheians used to sport these toasts as a symbol of knowingness and high caste in book-hunting freemasonry.
Her large prominent eyes are fixed upon Jim as she speaks with a sort of knowingness overlying their former lugubrious expression.
Many people came up and spoke to her, at first with a certain expectation of knowingness in her, which her simplicity baffled.