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contrary to popular opinion

Opposite to what is popularly or generally expected or believed. Usually used to introduce such a statement. Contrary to popular opinion, higher taxes end up benefiting people more than lower ones.

contrary to popular belief

Opposite to what is popularly or generally expected or believed. Usually used to introduce such a statement. Contrary to popular belief, higher taxes end up benefiting people more than lower ones.
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by popular demand

Due to a lot of interest (in something). Here are your menus—you'll see that some of our special dishes from last summer are back by popular demand.
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contrary to popular beˈlief/oˈpinion

although it is not what most people consider to be true: Contrary to popular belief, many cats dislike milk.

by popular deˈmand

because a lot of people have asked for something: By popular demand, the play will run for another week.
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The commissioner stated that as part of the security measures towards checkmating the activities of these hoodlums, the government is hereby announcing a ban on the use of commercial motorcycles popularly known as 'Okada' after 7 pm across the State.
Washington DC [United States], Feb 21 ( ANI ): America's well known religious figure the Rev Billy Graham, popularly known as the Christian evangelist died due to his prolonged illness on Wednesday.
So far, the monthly event has seen top Kenyan DJs performing in Qatar, including Adrian Washika, Joe Mfalme, Simple Simon, Kalonje, Juan, MC Fullstop, Creme De La Creme and Kenyan pop artist David Mathenge, popularly known as Nameless, among others.
The Duke University men's basketball team, popularly known as the Blue Devils, will play the UAE national team at Al Wasl Club in Dubai on August 25.
Summary: The H1N1 flu, popularly known as Swine flu, will not be contained until 2011C*
pop*u*lar*ly adverb <a popularly held belief>
Howard was the man who launched the fantasy literature sub-genre popularly known as 'Sword & Sorcery'.
PALMDALE -- Many Southland homeowners consider ornamental agapanthus, popularly called lily of the Nile, and lemon and avocado trees must-haves.
D, Cinderella and the Death Quota is a sober examination of humankind's "death-centered" existence--the preoccupation with denying mortality, and the popularly held variants of the "death quota" myth, that death will not strike oneself down if another dies in one's place.
It incorporates the popular Chicago Style Q & A, "a resource that thousands have found as entertaining as it is informative" and popularly known as Car Talk for Writers.
The Philosophy of Doublethink: Theory of Contradictory Values explores the concept popularly enshrined in George Orwell's classic "1984" as "doublethink"--when a person tells himself or herself a lie and completely believes it.
Unlike China's leader, Hu Jintao, Li was popularly elected.
Nick and his friends own airboats, those airplane propeller-driven craft popularly used for transportation in Florida's Everglades.
com), a 15-year-old Atlanta-based shop specializing in exotics, a standout for any occasion, as their unique heights, colors, textures, and shapes distinguish these flowers from more popularly used roses and Chrysanthemums.
During my most recent trip to India, I visited a land of devout austerity near Rishikhesh popularly known as Shantikunj.