contrary to popular belief

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Definition of contrary to popular belief

: despite what many people believe Contrary to popular belief, these animals are not really dangerous to humans.

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“Contrary to popular belief.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/contrary%20to%20popular%20belief. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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