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a theory that fits the known facts
The documents were delivered to his last known address.
a disease with no known cure
He was a violent man and a known drug user.
Known pollutants had been tipped into the water.
nationally and internationally known TV personalities
They were known for their artistic achievements.
Diana Spencer, or Princess Di as she became known
She is known to be interested in pop music.
They are known to have spoken to the President about it.
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a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents
a type of cake shaped like a tube with chocolate on top and cream inside
to gossip or share personal information with someone …
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Definition of known from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.