contrary to popular opinion


: despite what many people think
Contrary to popular opinion, fame does not always bring happiness.

Examples of contrary to popular opinion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, contrary to popular opinion, the systems and tools driving digital transformation are less about technology and more about the people empowered to choose, use and manage it. Ted Vaughn, Forbes, 9 June 2022 Although the family’s description of Burton’s state of mind seemed contrary to popular opinion, the coroner saw no reason to question the veracity of their statements. Smithsonian Magazine, 30 Nov. 2022 Frost told me that—contrary to popular opinion, which casts Elias as a lone wolf—Elias is guided by an inner circle of people who are not afraid to disagree with him. Sue Halpern, The New Yorker, 13 Apr. 2022 Tatom’s findings make clear that, contrary to popular opinion, equities are not a good hedge against inflation. Steve H. Hanke, National Review, 28 Dec. 2020

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“Contrary to popular opinion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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