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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR KNOWLEDGE

But for the knowledge that he was a prisoner, Robert would have enjoyed his present situation.

And to tempt him there was this new mystery, this knowledge that he could not miss.

We summon all our knowledge of the past and we scan all signs of the future.

My mind was the richer merely by the knowledge that it was there.

So I said I didn't love her to save her from the knowledge of this horror.

Error in speculative doctrine not impious - nor knowledge pious.

He measured your blindness and weakness by the standard of His own knowledge and almightiness.

It was the fruit of experience, of knowledge, of demonstration.

Not being a knowledge of the whole truth it should be humble, tolerant, and eager to expand.

A bank's not the place to get the knowledge of business necessary for that sort of thing.

WORD ORIGIN

early 12c., cnawlece "acknowledgment of a superior, honor, worship;" for first element see know. Second element obscure, perhaps from Scandinavian and cognate with the -lock "action, process," found in wedlock. Meaning "capacity for knowing, understanding; familiarity; fact of knowing" is late 14c. Sense of "an organized body of facts or teachings" is from c.1400, as is that of "sexual intercourse." Also a verb in Middle English, knoulechen "acknowledge" (c.1200), later "find out about; recognize," and "to have sexual intercourse with" (c.1300).

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