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Origin of know-nothing
OTHER WORDS FROM know-nothingknow-noth·ing·ism, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for know-nothing
Such revelations seem like the dream come true of know-nothing anti-Catholicism.
Predictably enough, a certain brand of know-nothing militarist sees the need for yet another war.
Now the Russians recognize that Obama will be very different from his know-nothing predecessor.
To be sure, patriot-Americans are not know-nothing nativists or backwater rubes, nor are post-Americans traitors.
One factor which greatly baffled the calculations and forecast of politicians was the Know-Nothing or American party.Abraham Lincoln, A History, Volume 2|John George Nicolay and John Hay
In my part of the state there are no Know-Nothing organizations of whose members I have any knowledge.The Life of Lyman Trumbull|Horace White
Only the nomination of a Know-Nothing candidate complicated the issues which were thus drawn.Stephen A. Douglas|Allen Johnson
Seems as if there was something the matter with you, beyond what that know-nothing doctor said.Reels and Spindles|Evelyn Raymond
The "Know-Nothing" movement was a sort of political carnival, half jest, half earnest, and good for that trip only.