know-it-all

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n know-it-all someone who thinks he knows everything and refuses to accept advice or information from others
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Know-it-all One who knows everything;the use of this term implies that the speaker disapproves of this behavior, and may think that it is unjustified
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “No man knows less than the man who knows it all”
  • Zen Saying
    Zen Saying
    “The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say We did it ourselves.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “It is what we learn after we think we know it all, that counts.”
  • William Dean Howells
    William Dean Howells
    “A man never sees all that his mother has been to him until it's too late to let her know he sees it.”
  • Peter F. Drucker
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    “We know nothing about motivation. All we can do is write books about it.”
  • Ron Wood
    Ron Wood
    “There's a basic rule which runs through all kinds of music, kind of an unwritten rule. I don't know what it is. But I've got it.”

Usage

In literature:

I know it'll all come off when you kiss me.
"When Patty Went to College" by Jean Webster
All night, I've been bracing myself to take it, and now nobody knows when it will come, or how.
"The Brentons" by Anna Chapin Ray
You are to know it all before the Peacockes become aware that it must necessarily be disclosed to any one.
"Dr. Wortle's School" by Anthony Trollope
Now you know it all, and know also what it is that I expect from you.
"Kept in the Dark" by Anthony Trollope
Why keep dinning me {with it}, when I know it all?
"The Comedies of Terence" by Publius Terentius Afer, (AKA) Terence
He didn't know any more about that there Hen Dorsett than I did, but he seemed just as keen as if it was all in the family.
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
It wouldn't be at all surprising, you know, would it?
"Adam Johnstone's Son" by F. Marion Crawford
But you'll enjoy it all the more when it comes for not knowing ahead of time.
"A Campfire Girl's Test of Friendship" by Jane L. Stewart
After all, it was as well that you should know it.
"Paul Patoff" by F. Marion Crawford
Remember why it is that you know it all yourself.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
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In poetry:

The maiden laughed, as youth will laugh
At all its fears gone by;
"He does not know," she whispered low,
"A little witch am I."
"The Witch of Wenham" by John Greenleaf Whittier
I know not what it all may mean,
I dimly ask myself, and say,
"Something that thou hast heard or seen,
In some forgotten summer day.
"A Sound Is In My Ear To-Day" by Alexander Anderson
The moon and the stars were anxious
To know what its fate might be;
So they rushed to the azure op'ning,
And all peered down to see.
"A Starry Night" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
God gave the rose its grace of glow,
And the lark its radiant glee;
But, better than all, I know, I know
God gave you, Heart, to me.
"Sunshine" by Robert W Service
Lo, if thy heart believed in love,
It were not more or less to me:
I know thy love a mockery,
And all my dreams less vain than love.
"Coldness" by Clark Ashton Smith
She knows the rock once cleft for all,
She stands where'er its shadows fall,
And when she leans upon its walls—
She's strengthened.
"The Model Girl" by Frank Barbour Coffin

In news:

Should KORD Play Kelly Clarkson's Country Version of "Mr. Know It All".
DALLAS–Dallas Market Center has launched its first blog, Know It All, on its website, found at dallasmarketcenter.com/blogs.
Know It All' was a Top 10 hit on the Billboard charts in 2011, but the singer has retooled the song for her country audience.
Kelly Clarkson Releases Country Version of "Mr. Know It All".
Know-it-all to learning sponge.
Ask Mr Know It All The Mille Lacs County Times.
Know-It-All 's Guide, Part 1: West.
Know-It-All : Hunting Small Fossils, Sharing YouTube Revenue, Ratting Out the Boss.
How do you Deal with the Local Know-it-All .
Like You Know It All.
Know-It-All : How Green Are Rechargeable Batteries.
I don't know it all, I just pretend to.
Trainers Don't Have To Know It All.
Know it All' she might finallybe ready to make the move.
See it All, Know it All.
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In science:

But it is important to note that this does not mean that we understand all there is to know about black holes.
Fuzzballs and the information paradox: a summary and conjectures
At 2 or 3 flavors we have QCD as we know it, however by looking at the first terms in the beta function we get the sense that this QCD-like behavior cannot persist for all NF .
Technicolor Signals at the LHC
All of physics, as we know it, comes to an abrupt halt.
Singularity Resolution in Loop Quantum Cosmology: A Brief Overview
Moreover there is only one price, for any good at any time, and all participants in the market know it and use it.
Time and symmetry in models of economic markets
Since we already know that Misiurewicz maps cannot carry an invariant line field on its Julia set, (see ), not all the functions xj can be identically equal to zero in B(0, r).
Rational Misiurewicz maps for which the Julia set is not the whole sphere
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