[nəʊn] or [non]
(adj.) apprehended with certainty; 'a known quantity'; 'the limits of the known world'; 'a musician known throughout the world'; 'a known criminal' .
Editor: Noreen--From WordNet
(p. p.) of Know
(p. p.) of Know.
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- The first known application of the kind was made by Mr. Murdoch, an engineer in the employment of Messrs. Frederick C. Bakewell. Great Facts.
- I made myself known to your sister. Charles Dickens. Little Dorrit.
- Was it known why he stayed away? Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- He was, in fact, the most agreeable young man the sisters had ever known, and they were equally delighted with him. Jane Austen. Mansfield Park.
- We needn't make it known to ALL the town. Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
- Darwin's father was remarkable for his powers of observation, while the grandfather, Erasmus Darwin, is well known for his tendency to speculation . Walter Libby. An Introduction to the History of Science.
- As I was descending the grand staircase in a very ill-humour, a well-known voice, from a little dark passage, called me by my name. Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- But he came regularly every evening and sat without his coat, with his head against the wall, as though he would have helped us if he had known how. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- There are reasons now known to me, reasons in which you have no part, rendering it far better for you that you should not remain here. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- I have thrown these few notes together, because the subject of them was well known to me for many years. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- But in the seaport and markets mingled men of every known race, comparing their religious ideas and customs. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- I must see Venn--I wish I had known it before, said Clym anxiously. Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- The chances were that that matter, too, was well known to him. Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Gods of Mars.
- Well, then, I spoke to her in my well-known merry way, and she said, 'O that what's shaped so venerable should talk like a fool! Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- Buthe added, you surely have not known me as an old acquaintance all this time, and never mentioned it. Charlotte Bronte. Villette.
- First, This equality can take place only in those employments which are well known, and have been long established in the neighbourhood. Adam Smith. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
- What are known as the soda-pulp and the sulphite processes are examples of this. William Henry Doolittle. Inventions in the Century.
- The explanation of this well-known fact is found in a further study of the elastic balls (Fig. 170). Bertha M. Clark. General Science.
- As soon as the loss of the wagons and horses was generally known, all the owners came upon me for the valuation which I had given bond to pay. Benjamin Franklin. Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin.
- Like some other mothers, whom I have known in the course of my life, Mrs. Markleham was far more fond of pleasure than her daughter was. Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
- I had known the Campbells a little in town; and at Weymouth we were very much in the same set. Jane Austen. Emma.
- Originally no doubt, and for untold centuries, the use was confined to the hairy, undressed, fresh, or dried skins, known as pelts. William Henry Doolittle. Inventions in the Century.
- I found two letters on my dressing-table; the first I took up was in my young nephew's well-known round text. Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- Such an arrangement of wire is known as a helix or solenoid, and is capable of lifting or pulling larger and more numerous filings and even good-sized pieces of iron, such as tacks. Bertha M. Clark. General Science.
- That is true, Socrates; but so little seems to be known as yet about these subjects. Plato. The Republic.
- I cannot bear to think that there might be something which I did not know, and which, if I had known it, would have made me act differently. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- I see you were not,' said the stranger; an expression of quiet sarcasm playing about his mouth; 'or you have known my name. Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist.
- Now it is known that one cubic inch of mercury weighs about half a pound. Bertha M. Clark. General Science.
- It proved to be a well-known and respected widow of the neighbourhood, of a standing which can only be expressed by the word genteel. Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- How unjustly, how capriciously, how cruelly, they have commonly exercised it, is too well known from recent experience. Adam Smith. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
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