full well


: very well
You know full well that it won't be possible for me to go.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The governments knew full well that without the protection of the U.S. they would be exposed to Soviet coercion. CBS News, 29 June 2022 Colton Herta came into the Indianapolis 500 fresh off a race win and one of the greatest on-track IndyCar saves in years, but the 22-year-old Andretti driver knew full well a road course win in the rain -- even on the grounds of the Racing Capital of the World -- meant very little. Scott Horner, The Indianapolis Star, 27 May 2022 McConnell understands full well that talking out loud about the few ideas that Republicans still cherish is a mistake politically. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 8 Dec. 2021 Carter knew full well that Volcker planned to induce a recession by tightening the money supply, experts argue. Kate Aronoff, The New Republic, 18 Apr. 2023 Boone, entering his sixth season as manager, knows full well the expectations of his ball club, despite a 99-win, AL East-winning 2022 campaign. Scooby Axson, USA TODAY, 31 Mar. 2023 More importantly, a conflicted Spider also rescues Quaritch from drowning, knowing full well that his father will never stop hunting the Sullys. Siddhant Adlakha, Vulture, 19 Dec. 2022 Millions of families are volunteering to help test new drugs and new ideas to advance understanding of Alzheimer’s disease, knowing full well that the results likely won’t materialize soon enough to help them. Quanta Magazine, 8 Dec. 2022 But knowing full well that he's been accused of all these awful things with underage girls. CBS News, 19 Oct. 2022 See More

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“Full well.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/full%20well. Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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