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Public knowledge   /pˈəblɪk nˈɑlədʒ/   Listen
Public knowledge

noun
1.
Knowledge that is available to anyone.  Synonym: general knowledge.






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"Public knowledge" Quotes from Famous Books



... inquest added little beyond this to the public knowledge of his movements on the morning of the Mystery. The cabman who drove him to Euston had written indignantly to the papers to say that he had picked up his celebrated fare at Bow Railway Station at about half-past four a. m., and the arrest was a deliberate insult to democracy, and ...
— The Big Bow Mystery • I. Zangwill

... died out of public knowledge and interest, the faster George rose in them. He was found lying, ragged and drunk, in the gutter one morning. A member of the Ladies' Temperance Refuge fished him out, took him in hand, got up a subscription for him, kept him sober a whole ...
— The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories • Mark Twain

... of a remarkable case in the circle of our own acquaintance which had been kept from public knowledge as far as possible by the aversion to publicity of the father of the subject, my brother's chief foreman. She was a girl of fourteen, of a timid and nervous organization, who had suffered great annoyance ...
— The Autobiography of a Journalist, Volume I • Stillman, William James

... to Rhodesia, I am reminded of a curious fact which, so far as I am aware, has never been mentioned in any of the biographies of Mr. Rhodes, but which, on the contrary, has been carefully concealed from the public knowledge by his admirers and his satellites. The concession awarded by King Lobengula to Rhodes and to the few men who together with him took it upon themselves to add this piece of territory to the British Empire had, in reality, already been ...
— Cecil Rhodes - Man and Empire-Maker • Princess Catherine Radziwill

... who in Baths delight, Vibennius, sire and son, the Ingle hight, (For that the father's hand be fouler one And with his anus greedier is the Son) Why not to banishment and evil hours 5 Haste ye, when all the parent's plundering powers Are public knowledge, nor canst gain a Cent Son! by the ...
— The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus • Caius Valerius Catullus

... judgment might seem to confer much less discretionary power over the rights of prisoners, he had been suspected of directing the course of law and of punishment into channels that would not brook the public knowledge. Darker dealings were imputed to him in the popular opinion. Gloomy suspicions were muttered at the fireside, which no man dared openly to avow; and in the present instance the conduct of the Landgrave was ...
— Memorials and Other Papers • Thomas de Quincey

... cent even of those who have been thus destroyed by the pitiless hand of Russian Nihilists, Irish Fenians, and Anarchists. That such discoveries, and chiefly their murderous application, ought to have been withheld from public knowledge may be shown on the authority of statistics and commissions appointed to investigate and record the result of the evil done. The following information gathered from public papers will give an insight into what may be in ...
— Studies in Occultism; A Series of Reprints from the Writings of H. P. Blavatsky • H. P. Blavatsky



Words linked to "Public knowledge" :   cognition, surface, open, noesis, light, knowledge, common knowledge, general knowledge



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