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Definition having or showing knowledge or understanding
  • Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
    Edgar Allan Poe
cognizant = aware (having knowledge or understanding)
  • A Frenchman was cognizant of the murder.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • cognizant = aware (had knowledge)
  • I was also cognizant of how good it felt to actually be able to say what I thought to someone.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • cognizant = aware (with knowledge)
  • She's barely cognizant of what's going on around her, and she doesn't remember me at all.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • cognizant = aware (having knowledge or understanding)
  • Moreover, I am cognizant of the interrelatedness of all communities and states.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • cognizant = aware (have knowledge and understanding)
  • 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
  • cognizant = aware (having understanding)
  • 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
  • ...I was strangely cognizant of her thoughts and intentions...
    George Eliot  --  The Lifted Veil
  • 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
  • ...many who were cognizant of my previous intention to publish some writings...
    Rene Descartes  --  Reason For Discourse
  • "Hump," he said, becoming cognizant of the fascinated gaze I bent upon him...
    London, Jack  --  The Sea Wolf
  • It was vital that he remain cognizant, even alert, for what followed.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • 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 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
  • If I am correctly informed, he is cognizant of the business on which I wish to speak to you.'
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • 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
  • "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
  • 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

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