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Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
  having or showing knowledge or understanding
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Strongly Associated with:   cogitate
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  • Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
    Edgar Allan Poe
  • I was also cognizant of how good it felt to actually be able to say what I thought to someone.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • Moreover, I am cognizant of the interrelatedness of all communities and states.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • A Frenchman was cognizant of the murder.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue

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  • She’s barely cognizant of what’s going on around her, and she doesn’t remember me at all.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • The Rule of 150 says that congregants of a rapidly expanding church, or the members of a social club, or anyone in a group activity banking on the epidemic spread of shared ideals needs to be particularly cognizant of the perils of bigness.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • He collapses to the bed beside me, still panting, while he makes a cognizant effort to contain the desire that I know is still coursing through him.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • If I am correctly informed, he is cognizant of the business on which I wish to speak to you.’
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • The plants possessed a different type of consciousness than animals: slow, deliberate, and decentralized, but in their own way just as cognizant of their surroundings as Eragon himself was.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • The day came when his pale blue eyes, perfectly cognizant of his surroundings, fell upon Carreen sitting beside him, telling her rosary beads, the morning sun shining through her fair hair.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind

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  • Instead of first defining the conceptions of freedom and inevitability in themselves, and then ranging the phenomena of life under those definitions, history should deduce a definition of the conception of freedom and inevitability themselves from the immense quantity of phenomena of which it is cognizant and that always appear dependent on these two elements.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • My younger brother, Mark, did not have a single cognizant memory of him.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • It was vital that he remain cognizant, even alert, for what followed.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Not wholly cognizant of his situation.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Yes, I fancy you’ll find us oldsters quite cognizant of the shifting spiritual values of the age.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • Ever cognizant of his distinguished credentials, he carried himself with the detached air of someone who knows himself to be a superior person.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • It was supposed that Parker, cognizant of the part Wendover had played, had tracked him down and demanded hush-money which the other refused to pay.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • I am convinced that he would not remain in either place, because he is possessed by an extraordinary terror of this person who ordered him to keep out of the way; in his ignorance, he believes this person to be everywhere, and cognizant of everything.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • We know that the; immediately ensuing is the commencement of a word, and, of the six characters succeeding this ’the,’ we are cognizant of no less than five.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Gold-Bug
  • That I have some claim to the exercise of a veto here, would not, I believe, be denied by any reasonable person cognizant of the relations between us: relations which, though thrown into the past by your recent procedure, are not thereby annulled in their character of determining antecedents.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • I hadn’t imagined that our professions were linked enough for you to be cognizant of what I must know.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • You cognizant of that?
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • But, besides the above, we are cognizant of certain other undoubted facts, which puzzle us a good deal because they seem flatly to contradict the foregoing.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • First the ladies’ man and now the great altruist; well traveled but still grounded; worldly but still cognizant of the things that really mattered.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • By contrast other civilizations seem "speechless" or at least, as may have been the case in Egypt, not entirely cognizant of the creative and transformational powers of language.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • It’s quite possible that a typical Weakest Link contestant isn’t even cognizant of his discrimination toward Latinos and the elderly (or, in the case of blacks and women, his lack of discrimination).
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • Under this name too, they were used with great effect as a means of taming refractory children, so that at the sight of poor Miss Anne’s sallow face, several small urchins had a terrified sense that she was cognizant of all their worst misdemeanours, and knew the precise number of stones with which they had intended to hit Farmer Britton’s ducks.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • Cognizant of my dwindling oxygen reserves, however, I left everything in my pack and stayed on top of the world just long enough to fire off four quick shots of Andy Harris and Anatoli Boukreev posing in front of the summit survey marker.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • "And I’m fully cognizant of that.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • "Hump," he said, becoming cognizant of the fascinated gaze I bent upon him, "this beats whisky and is where your Omar misses.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • Assurances I need no assurances, I am a man who is preoccupied of his own soul; I do not doubt that from under the feet and beside the hands and face I am cognizant of, are now looking faces I am not cognizant of, calm and actual faces, I do not doubt but the majesty and beauty of the world are latent in any iota of the world, I do not doubt I am limitless, and that the universes are limitless, in vain I try to think how limitless, I do not doubt that the orbs and the systems of orbs…
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • God is knower, cognizant.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • I’m cognizant of that.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • I’m cognizant of that.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • "I’m cognizant of that," Clumly snapped.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • It’s irregular, I’m cognizant of that.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • _’ A second Frenchman differs, moreover, with the first, and is positive that the voice was that of an Italian; but, _not being cognizant of that tongue_, is, like the Spaniard, ’convinced by the intonation.’
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • Cognizant although innocent of the murder, the Frenchman will naturally hesitate about replying to the advertisement—about demanding the Ourang-Outang.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • Should they even trace the animal, it would be impossible to prove me cognizant of the murder, or to implicate me in guilt on account of that cognizance.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • You cognizant of that, Kozlowski?
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • "I’m cognizant of all that.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • Assurances I need no assurances, I am a man who is preoccupied of his own soul; I do not doubt that from under the feet and beside the hands and face I am cognizant of, are now looking faces I am not cognizant of, calm and actual faces, I do not doubt but the majesty and beauty of the world are latent in any iota of the world, I do not doubt I am limitless, and that the universes are limitless, in vain I try to think how limitless, I do not doubt that the orbs and the systems of orbs…
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • If I am correctly informed, he is cognizant of the business on which I wish to speak to you.
    Dickens, Charles  --  Oliver Twist Or The Parish Boy’s Progress
  • ...I was strangely cognizant of her thoughts and intentions...
    George Eliot  --  The Lifted Veil
  • The sooner we become cognizant of the fact that the global economy won’t be crushed and corporate earnings won’t roll over, the sooner the market will fight its way to trend higher.
    Art Hogan
  • We started making America more cognizant of their public health conditions and the need for lifestyle changes.
    Tommy Thompson
  • "Hump," he said, becoming cognizant of the fascinated gaze I bent upon him...
    London, Jack  --  The Sea Wolf
  • ...many who were cognizant of my previous intention to publish some writings...
    Rene Descartes  --  Reason For Discourse
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Associated words [difficulty]:   cognizant [6] , cogitate [7]
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