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I (only) wish I knew

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishI (only) wish I knewI (only) wish I knewBritish English spokenNOT KNOW used to emphasize that you do not know something, and you wish you did know ‘Where on earth have they gone?’ ‘I wish I knew!’ wish
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I (only) wish I knewDon't ask me what I do want. I wish I knew.Men clustered and chattered lively in groups. I wished I knew how to smoke.But being so weak seems wrong now too. I wish I knew judo.I do know that it was because of an argument that he left. I wish I knew more.He was a sad person underneath. I wish I knew what he was so sad about.I won't listen to you any more. I wish I knew what time it was.Very grand. I wish I knew where it is now.And I wish I knew why.
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