might/should have known


used to say that one is not surprised to learn of something
I should have known it would be too expensive.
"She says she's going to be late." "I might have known."

Examples of might/should have known in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lawsuit also says that other coaches on the basketball team should have known what was going on. Noah Goldberg, Los Angeles Times, 23 Nov. 2023 What emerges isn’t the superstar who turned Rocky and Rambo into American icons as much as a thoughtful, surprisingly self-aware artist, who happens to be much smarter, more sensitive and steeped in cinematic history than even his biggest fans might have known. Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, 7 Nov. 2023 If the case had gone to trial, the school district’s liability would have hinged on whether other employees of the school district could have or should have known about the abuse. Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times, 2 Nov. 2023 Even in 1963 Trevor-Roper should have known better than to utter such foolishness, but in the decades since, historians have demonstrated that not even his beloved history of Europe can be fully understood without the history of Africa. James Oakes, The New York Review of Books, 31 Aug. 2023 By now, the Angels should have known Ohtani well enough to understand that his desire to play, and win, overwhelms his every other instinct. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 25 Aug. 2023 In the complaint, the residents allege the company knew or should have known about the harm PFAS could pose to Stella and its residents. Laura Schulte, Journal Sentinel, 18 Aug. 2023 Solon repeatedly used that as evidence that Harris should have known the AirPods weren’t hers because of the serial number. Jodi S. Cohen, ProPublica, 10 Aug. 2023 The new rules make clear that drones can't be exported if the exporter knows − or should have known − the drones could be used for military purposes. John Bacon, USA TODAY, 31 July 2023 See More

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“Might/should have known.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/might%2Fshould%20have%20known. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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