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General-knowledge sentence examples

  • It was general knowledge that Lori had been promiscuous in her youth.

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  • C. Fremont and Howard Stansbury (1806-1863) furnished a general knowledge of the hydrographic features and geological lacustrine history of the Great Basin, and this knowledge was rounded out by the field work of the U.S. Geological Survey from 1879 to 1883, under the direction of Grove Karl Gilbert.

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  • Some of his recommendations are quite unsuitable to the state of the country, and display more of general knowledge and good intention than of either the theory or practice of agriculture.

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  • A correct sense of proportion and the faculty of seizing upon the dominant factors in an historical problem are the result partly of the possession of certain natural gifts in which many individuals and some nations are conspicuously wanting, partly of general knowledge of the working of the economic and political institutions of the period we are studying, partly of what takes the place of practical experience in relation to modern problems, namely, detailed acquaintance with different kinds of original sources and the historical imagination by which we can realize the life and the ideals of past generations.

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  • The letterpress is commonly limited to technical details, and is not always accurate; but it is of its kind useful, for in general knowledge of the outside of birds Temminck probably surpassed any of his contemporaries.

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  • The "Cleveland plan," in force in the public schools, minimizes school routine, red tape and frequent examinations, puts great stress on domestic and manual training courses, and makes promotion in the grammar schools depend on the general knowledge and development of the pupil, as estimated by a teacher who is supposed to make a careful study of the individual.

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  • The general scope of the polytechnics is to give instruction both in general knowledge and special crafts or trades by means of classes, lectures and laboratories, instructive entertainments and exhibitions, and facilities for bodily and mental exercise (gymnasia, libraries, &c.).

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  • Strickland established a new system of education based on the principle of beginning from the bottom, by teaching to read and write in Maltese as the medium for assimilating, at a further stage, either English or Italian, one at a time, and aiming at imparting general knowledge in colloquial English.

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  • Freeman's range included Greek, Roman and the earlier part of English history, together with some portions of foreign medieval history, and he had a scholarly though general knowledge of the rest of the history of the European world.

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  • Rowland had never been to a university, but, like Harris, he had been well grounded in general knowledge.

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  • Towards the close of the century the buccaneers extended their activity to the Pacific, but naturally added little to general knowledge.

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  • That the Jesuits were the instigators of the plot there is no evidence, but they were in close touch with the conspirators, of whose designs Garnet had a general knowledge.

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  • But this secondary authority (the Flatey Book narrative), which till lately formed the basis of all general knowledge as to Vinland, abounds in contradictions and difficulties from which Eric the Red Saga is comparatively free.

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  • Grotius combined a wide circle of general knowledge with a profound study of one branch of law.

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  • Although the parallaxes hitherto measured have added greatly to our general knowledge of stellar distances and absolute luminosities of stars, a collection of results derived by various observers choosing specially selected stars is not suitable for statistical discussion.

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  • The amount of papers on Korea scattered through English, German, French and Russian magazines, and the proceedings of geographical societies, is very great, and for the last three centuries Japanese writers have contributed largely to the sum of general knowledge of the peninsula.

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  • Augustus De Morgan received his early education in several private schools, and before the age of fourteen years had learned Latin, Greek and some Hebrew, in addition to acquiring much general knowledge.

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  • A general knowledge of the myth of Marduk among the Israelites cannot indeed be proved.

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  • If an astronomer is confronted by some phenomenon which has no obvious explanation he may postulate some set of conditions which from his general knowledge of the subject would or might give rise to the phenomenon in question; he then tests his hypothesis until he discovers whether it does or does not conflict with the facts.

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  • Views or opinions based on general knowledge or belief should be clearly distinguished from views or opinions derived from the statistical analyzes being reported.

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  • expository talk with the aim of increasing everybody's mathematical general knowledge.

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  • Questions General Knowledge 1 Which show featured Dr. Zachary Smith?

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  • Walthamstow Hall teams were successful in winning the regional finals of both Young Enterprise and the Schools General Knowledge competition.

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  • With the RPA playing a last minute joker, the event started with a 20 question, General Knowledge round.

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  • Mr Brennan and Hepworth started the year, testing our intellectual mettle and general knowledge with a House quiz.

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  • He greatly furthered the general knowledge of antiquity by the purchase of the papyrus discovered at Fayum, which was called, after him, the " Rainer papyrus."

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  • These two sections are connected by a "Monologue Recreatif," in which the author displays his general knowledge of popular songs, dances and tales, of astronomy, natural history and naval matters.

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  • Cornelius Celsus, a Roman patrician, who lived probably in the ist century, appears to have studied medicine as a branch of general knowledge.

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  • Show a general knowledge of the Scout Movement and of how world-wide Scouting developed.

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  • Researching how to reduce waste or what the options are for recycling certain items will help to produce a top quality list while also helping to widen your general knowledge about environmental issues.

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  • These types of games make you think on your feet and test your general knowledge.

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  • Often taught by a professional photographer, they may focus on one aspect of photography or be a general knowledge class.

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  • Patient recall of common historical or current events can be used to assess general knowledge.

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  • Quiz Fun: This category is all about fun quizzes: Everything from choosing a pirate name to general knowledge.

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  • Reading the bulletins adds to your general knowledge of many topics.

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  • This information could include news stories, general knowledge topics, and overall content about anything.

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