full well

Very well, exceedingly well, as in You know full well how much this costs. [c. 1700]

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How to use full well in a sentence

  • Whenever a man makes it his business to search for these nests, he knows the danger full well.

  • Napoleon knew full well his weakness, and the reproaches he hurled at him at Wagram were not altogether without ground.

    Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
  • "Call Fortunio," was all she said, but Marius understood full well the purpose for which she would have Fortunio called.

    St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
  • An Irish landlord knows full well that, even up to the present day, his tenants "keep the bread, and make borbhan."

  • Lucy recognized the hand, and knew full well what the letter would certainly contain.