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Definition of Well-Known


  1. Fully known; generally known or acknowledged.

Well-Known Quotations

It is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it... anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Douglas Adams

The primary school I attended in Shanghai was a very liberal one, established by scholars who had return from an education in France. The children of leading families were enrolled there, including the son of a well-known man believed to be a top gangster of the underworld!
Charles K. Kao

It's a well-known fact that tall people are evil.
Kevin Hart

I don't mean being famous is a perk, because one knows that it's not necessarily a perk, but there are certain perks to being well-known and respected in one's field. Public perks. Like, I don't know, general friendliness and willingness to please, just to point out two.
Emma Thompson

Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.
Khalil Gibran
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Well-Known Translations

well-known in Afrikaans is bekend
well-known in Dutch is vertrouwd, bekend
well-known in Finnish is tuttu
well-known in German is namhaft
well-known in Spanish is conocido
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