clearly or fully known: The well-known reasons are obvious.
generally or widely known: a well-known painting.
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How to use well-known in a sentence
You see, there is another Mexico, one that is not so appealing to business but well known to law enforcement.Why Mexicans Are Enraged by Obama’s Big Tuesday Meeting | Ruben Navarrette Jr. | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The other Twitter topic you are well known for is the topic of Salon.Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire | William O’Connor | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
As a well-known advocate for Baluch rights in Iran, young Iranians reach out to him for advice.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan | Umar Farooq | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The young Jordanian pilot comes from a well-known military family in the kingdom and his uncle is a retired major general.
Her dance career was taking off, though, and she was now managing a very well-known dance studio in Manhattan.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau | Ian Frisch | December 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Mrs. Wurzel was quite right; they had been supplied, regardless of cost, from Messrs. Rochet and Stole's well-known establishment.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
Her eldest daughter married in America, and was well known as a modeller in wax in New York.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D. | Clara Erskine Clement
The well-known "cock and bull" stories of small children are inspired by this love of strong effect.Children's Ways | James Sully
It is well known that Prud'hon and his pupil painted many pictures in collaboration.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D. | Clara Erskine Clement
Rene le Pays, a French poet, died; well known at court by his miscellanies.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
British Dictionary definitions for well-known
widely known; famous; celebrated
known fully or clearly
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