Definitions

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  • adj. comparative form of well-known: more well-known

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. more familiar or renowned than the other of two. Antonym of lesser-known.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. more familiar or renowned than the other of two

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Examples

  • One of the better-known Americans to have lost his groove during the Revolution was Yankee Doodle.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Instead, Pawlenty calmly repeated an answer he's honed over the months as better-known GOP candidates have continued to flirt with running in 2012: "It's the flavor-of-the-month phenomenon where somebody new emerges and there's the initial buzz around that candidate."

    Tim Pawlenty aims for strong showing in Iowa

  • These and some better-known impacts -- proliferation of invasive plants and fish, greater frequency and intensity of wildfires, and declines in wildlife populations that depend on sea ice and glaciers -- are outlined in a recent National Park Service report.

    Mudslides, Wildfires & Declining Wildlife Highlight Climate Change In Alaska

  • For even though the plot of "Lemon Sky" is well worn and the premise predictable, Alan tells his tale of woe with a transfiguring intensity far removed from the soft-centered sentimentality of such better-known Wilson plays as "Burn This."

    Home Is Where the Hate Is

  • Like Mike Huckabee four years ago, Mr. Santorum outworked the rest of the field in Iowa to beat better-known rivals who spent more money than he did.

    Challenges Mount for Rick Santorum

  • Some of Mr. Hellman's better-known exploits wound up becoming civic battles, like an effort to build an underground parking lot in Golden Gate Park that took eight years and $5 million in legal fees to accomplish.

    An Eye for Investments and an Ear for Bluegrass

  • Analysts said the downgrade was unlikely to affect interest rates since better-known American agencies like Moody's and Fitch have decided to leave the United States with its top AAA rating.

    China Expresses Disgust Over US Debt Deal

  • The Goodlettsville, Tenn., retailer of low-price goods has continued to see its performance improve as it has opened new stores and added better-known brands of merchandise.

    Dollar General's Earnings Gain 15%

  • An even better-known Southern California doctor who, despite having no specific training in immunology or public health, is an outspoken proponent of “working with” vaccine denialists is Bob Sears.

    The Panic Virus

  • The move is part of an effort by Houlihan, among the better-known Wall Street restructuring shops, to build up business in the traditional M&A space and tackle deals that don't necessarily fit a particular category given the stubborn economic landscape.

    Real-Estate Banker Joins Houlihan From Lazard

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