Origin of know-nothing
OTHER WORDS FROM know-nothingknow-noth·ing·ism, noun
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How to use know-nothing in a sentence
In the meantime, he should just accept that the holdup has nothing to do with his politics.Conservative Curt Says His Politics, Not His Pitching, Kept Him Out of the Hall of Fame|Ben Jacobs|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I don't know why or who's doing it, but it's the legacy…and it's a legacy that is so important to the culture.
They know they will face either a swift backlash or deafening silence.
What they say is, ‘We don’t approve of violence, but you know what?Bill Maher: Hundreds of Millions of Muslims Support Attack on ‘Charlie Hebdo’|Lloyd Grove|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
No one seems to know who that is—or why they would want to do such a thing.
She is quite true, but not wise, and your left hand must not know what your right hand is doing.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
The vision—it had been an instantaneous flash after all and nothing more—had left his mind completely for the time.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
He came to the top of the stairs with a lamp in his hand, and wanted to know what the rumpus was about.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
We should have to admit that the new law does little or nothing to relieve such a situation.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
It seems very strange that I shall actually know Liszt at last, after hearing of him so many years.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay