contrary to popular belief

idiom

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

Examples of contrary to popular belief in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But its name has nothing to do with the sport of boxing, and contrary to popular belief, did not arise from a need to return unwanted gifts or clean up trash generated by Christmas gifting. Erin Blakemore, History & Culture, 21 Dec. 2020 After surveying more than 1,000 women, almost all of them who reported being in a relationship play a role in managing not only their household finances (94%), but also managing investments (94%), and contrary to popular belief, retirement planning (94%). Jasmine Browley, Essence, 20 Apr. 2022 Because journalists also happen to be human beings, contrary to popular belief. BostonGlobe.com, 25 Oct. 2021 And contrary to popular belief, poinsettias aren't dangerous to pets or small children if eaten. Lynn Coulter, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Aug. 2022 But contrary to popular belief, reaching herd immunity doesn't prevent all outbreaks, at least not initially. Zoë McLaren, Star Tribune, 30 Apr. 2021 And contrary to popular belief, the defining feature of hoarding disorder is not clutter. Carol Mathews, Quartz, 23 Nov. 2020 And oh, by the way, contrary to popular belief, Jared Goff is looking like a franchise quarterback and not just McVay’s puppet. Lz Granderson Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 26 Sep. 2020 In humans, bites produce muscle aches, nausea and a paralysis of the diaphragm that can make breathing difficult; however, contrary to popular belief, most people who are bitten suffer no serious damage—let alone death. Tim MacWelch, Outdoor Life, 3 May 2023

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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 27 May. 2024.

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