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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: One who acts as if they know everything, dismissing others’ ideas or advice.
From Old English cnawan (to recognize, identify) + hit (it) + eall/all (all). Earliest documented use: 1873
“He shakes his head smiling. ‘Still an insufferable know-it-all.’
She gives him a taut, bitter grin. ‘And you’re still so smugly, blithely ignorant.’”
Robert Jackson Bennett; City of Stairs; Crown; 2014.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Sometimes they seem like living shapes, / The people of the sky, / Guests in white raiment coming down / From heaven, which is close by. -Lucy Larcom, teacher and author (5 Mar 1824-1893)