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 Meanings and Examples of KNOWN
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known
 v.  (past participle) understand as fact
 a.  recognized the scope of knowledge
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  So all life is a great chain, the nature of which is known whenever we are shown a single link of it.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
2  I flatter myself that I can distinguish at a glance the ash of any known brand, either of cigar or of tobacco.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER IV. WHAT JOHN RANCE HAD TO TELL
3  Nothing more is known of them until Mr. Drebber's body was, as recorded, discovered in an empty house in the Brixton Road, many miles from Euston.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VI. TOBIAS GREGSON SHOWS WHAT HE CAN DO
4  Nothing is known of the whereabouts of Stangerson.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VI. TOBIAS GREGSON SHOWS WHAT HE CAN DO
5  From the great inland sea to the distant Wahsatch Mountains there was no name better known than that of John Ferrier.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER II. THE FLOWER OF UTAH
6  Others as well known and as rich as himself had been spirited away before now, and their goods given over to the Church.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER IV. A FLIGHT FOR LIFE
7  Any known danger he could face with a firm lip, but this suspense was unnerving.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER IV. A FLIGHT FOR LIFE
8  In his eagerness he had wandered far past the ravines which were known to him, and it was no easy matter to pick out the path which he had taken.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
9  I had always known that vengeance would be sweet, but I had never hoped for the contentment of soul which now possessed me.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VI. A CONTINUATION OF THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN W...
10  I had known that tune in my infancy, but it had long since passed out of my mind.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter I
11  The best known among them was a small fat pig named Squealer, with very round cheeks, twinkling eyes, nimble movements, and a shrill voice.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter II
12  After the hoisting of the flag all the animals trooped into the big barn for a general assembly which was known as the Meeting.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter III
13  Above all, the tune and even the words of 'Beasts of England' were known everywhere.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter IV
14  Mr. Jones's gun had been found lying in the mud, and it was known that there was a supply of cartridges in the farmhouse.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter IV
15  For some weeks nothing was known of her whereabouts, then the pigeons reported that they had seen her on the other side of Willingdon.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter V
Example Sentence: (150 in 11 pages)
16  The worth of a thing is best known by the want of it.
17  What is known to three is known to everybody.
18  He was a personal friend whom I've known for many many years.
19  He became well known for pandering to any man who needed a woman.
20  The pair have often been known to abandon their script and begin ad libbing.
21  This new drug's potency is not yet known.
22  The cause of the fire is not yet known.
23  Exposure to lead is known to damage the brains of young children.
24  A bird may be known by its song.
25  He became known as the enfant terrible of British theater.
26  A man is known by the company he keeps.
27  It is not known whether the bomb was originally intended for the capital itself.
28  The French contingent certainly made their presence known at this year's conference.
29  Eventually he decided to move from the town where he had been known as a prosperous citizen.
30  They manufacture the class of plastics known as thermoplastic materials.