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    #1

    too wise not to know it

    Hi,

    What does this sentence mean?

    He is too wise not to know it.

    Does it mean "He definitely knows it".

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    #2

    Re: too wise not to know it

    Yes, it does convey that sense.

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    #3

    Re: too wise not to know it

    I feel that it means he must, logically, know it. That does not mean that he definitely knows it.

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