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  • adj. unknown to most people


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  • What Mr. Sellars calls a "little-known fact"—that Desdemona was raised by a black African slave, which helped pave the way for her marriage to Othello—is simply not justified by Shakespeare's text.

    So It Wasn't Jealousy After All?

  • It is a little-known fact that during the 1960s, an extraordinary number of white workers more often demonstrated a desire to leave the workplace than to take responsibility for it.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • When Justice Brennan announced his resignation in June 1991, President George H. W. Bush nominated Souter, then a little-known federal court of appeals judge from New Hampshire.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • As much as I want to think of Ms. Gillibrand as someone at least approaching the real thing, there's much to be learned about this little-known democrat.

    A Huntress in Congress?

  • Rangers reliever Alexi Ogando finally did what he couldn't do in Games 1 and 2—he got the little-known Allen Craig out in a big spot, this time with runners on first and second and no outs in the sixth inning.

    Pujols Hits Three Homers in Cards' Rout

  • First introduced by two little-known House members six years ago, the Stock Act had just nine co-sponsors just a few months ago.

    Senate Passes Insider-Trading Ban

  • On the second floor of a building in Sterling, Va., is a little-known, administrative body called the North American Numbering Plan Administration Nanpa.

    Wrong Number? Blame Companies' Recycling

  • The little-known law at issue is called the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

    Should Faking a Name on Facebook Be a Felony?

  • PARIS—A little-known Spanish yogurt manager nabbed the top job at France's most prestigious fashion brand, Louis Vuitton.

    Little-Known Yogurt Boss Picked to Run Louis Vuitton

  • Hadley Hooper for The Wall Street Journal But two years ago, my friend Cristina Di Benigno invited me to lunch in her village near Corvara, a tiny, little-known ruin of a town in Abruzzo, about an hour by car from the port city of Pescara.

    Rediscovering Italy in a Totally Silent Town


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