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She is quite true, but not wise, and your left hand must not know what your right hand is doing.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
He came to the top of the stairs with a lamp in his hand, and wanted to know what the rumpus was about.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
It seems very strange that I shall actually know Liszt at last, after hearing of him so many years.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
Kind of a reception-room in there—guess I know a reception-room from a hole in the wall.
BOYS AND GIRLS BOOKSHELF; A PRACTICAL PLAN OF CHARACTER BUILDING, VOLUME I (OF 17)VARIOUS
The policemen looked dull and heavy, as if never again would any one be criminal, and as if they had come to know it.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
"I don't know whether I am going to like this or not--this coming to live in town," thought the little pig.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
The pig family did not know when Squinty would be taken away from them, and all they could do was to wait.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
It's an idle question, I know; wise men and musty philosophers say that regrets are foolish.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
They are unquestionably penitent now; but then, you know, they have the recollection of very recent suffering fresh upon them.
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
There are some folk in this country, you know, who manifest a very retiring disposition at times.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
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WORDS RELATED TO KNOW-IT-ALL

  • arrogant
  • big talking
  • bigheaded
  • cocky
  • conceity
  • full of hot air
  • gall
  • ham
  • hot stuff
  • immodest
  • know-it-all
  • loudmouth
  • narcissistic
  • overweening
  • phony
  • puffed up
  • self-important
  • smart-alecky
  • snotty
  • stuck up
  • swollen-headed
  • vain
  • vainglorious
  • windbag
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