common knowledge

  1. something widely or generally known

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How to use common knowledge in a sentence

  • It is a matter of common knowledge that alcohol taken in small quantities does not do any apparent harm.

    A Civic Biology | George William Hunter
  • It is unnecessary to repeat in detail what has now become matter of common knowledge and is accessible to all.

  • There existed a tragic freemasonry between himself and this outcasted being, begotten of a common knowledge, a common experience.

  • Gypsies notoriously carried off desirable children; this was common knowledge in Newbern Center.

    The Wrong Twin | Harry Leon Wilson
  • The ruthless measures resorted to in business and politics for the suppression of rivalry are a matter of common knowledge.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921 | Thomas J. Campbell