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know better

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishknow betterknow bettera) SENSIBLEto be wise or experienced enough not to do something It’s just prejudice from educated people who should know better. Eva knew better than to interrupt one of Mark’s jokes. b) KNOW somethingto know or think you know more than someone else Everyone thought it was an accident. Only Dan knew better. know
Examples from the Corpus
knew better than toAnd Jessamy knew better than to argue with him when he used that particular tone of voice.They knew better than to be left out.The photograph became a powerful presence in my life, so much so that Kip knew better than to comment.I knew better than to go in.Now Ralph knew better than to let his hopes swell but still they surged like a rain-drunk river.Or, if they did, they knew better than to remonstrate with the grim-faced man behind her.Charlie would understand what I meant, but I knew better than to speak to him about Frank.She knew better than to walk around the front of the house.
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