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Words nearby knew
Definition for knew (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), knew, known, know·ing.
verb (used without object), knew, known, know·ing.
Origin of know1
SYNONYMS FOR know
OTHER WORDS FROM knowknow·er, noun
Example sentences from the Web for knew
He knew that a public appearance with Duke could be disastrous.
Johnson knew that the proposals he was going to send to the Hill would be divisive.
They liked what Duke was saying and were willing to look beyond what little they knew of his past.
He knew I loved him like a big brother, and I knew the feeling was mutual.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Who knew that “we shall overcome” meant “we, the few, shall book covers every decade or so, maybe, sometimes, if we are in style.”One Vogue Cover Doesn’t Solve Fashion’s Big Race Problem|Danielle Belton|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
For Ignacio knew that the Spanish officer was glad enough to believe the story the spy told him.A Prisoner of Morro|Upton Sinclair
His stomach was empty—which he knew, and his soul was empty—which he did not know.
If she only knew what day Jimmy was to be in Washington she could arrange to meet him there.The Little Colonel's Chum: Mary Ware|Annie Fellows Johnston
A real ghost could have done that, I suppose, but so could any person in reasonable physical shape who knew the terrain.The Blue Ghost Mystery|Harold Leland Goodwin
To confirm this remark let the sentences be inverted; "thou art an hard man, I knew thee to be such, or I knew it."Dissertation on the English Language|Noah Webster, Jr.
British Dictionary definitions for knew (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for knew (2 of 2)
verb knows, knowing, knew (njuː) or known (nəʊn) (mainly tr)
Derived forms of knowknowable, adjectiveknower, noun
Word Origin for know
Idioms and Phrases with knew
In addition to the idioms beginning with know
- know all the answers
- know a thing or two
- know beans
- know better
- know by heart
- know by sight
- know enough to come in out of the rain
- know from Adam
- know if one is coming or going
- know it all
- know like a book
- know one's own mind
- know one's place
- know one's stuff
- know one's way around
- know only too well
- know the ropes
- know the score
- know where one stands
- know which side of one's bread is buttered
- before you know it
- (know) by heart
- come in out of the rain, know enough to
- coming or going, know if one's
- for all (I know)
- god knows
- (know) inside out
- in the know
- it takes one to know one
- left hand doesn't know what right hand is doing
- not know beans
- not know from Adam
- not know where to turn
- not know which way to jump
- thing or two, know
- what do you know
- what have you (who knows what)
- which is which, know
- you know