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by popular demand

Due to a lot of requests or 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 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.
See also: belief, contrary, popular, to

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.
See also: contrary, opinion, popular, to
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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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Popular authority and the recognition of popular authority are fatal.
I do not speak upon this subject as an amateur, nor, I may add, as a popular lecturer, but I speak as one whose scientific conscience compels him to adhere closely to facts, when I say that Mr.
(here he beamed and blinked at the lecturer) "will excuse me when I say that they are necessarily both superficial and misleading, since they have to be graded to the comprehension of an ignorant audience." (Ironical cheering.) "Popular lecturers are in their nature parasitic." (Angry gesture of protest from Mr.
In the Scarborough local authority the most popular baby name was Jack, with 13 babies registered with that name.
Workbooks created by Popular USA are all aligned to National and State standards and include titles such as, Complete Math Success Grades 1 - 6, Complete Curriculum Success Grades 1 - 6, and 365 Fun Days for Preschool and Kindergarten under the Old Framers Almanac Brand.
Banco Popular, which had collapsed under its financial burdens, was sold to Banco Santander for a nominal fee of one euro in June 2017.
"The objective of the publication of this 19-page document is to point out the presence of actors within the Popular Front who have a vision and operate in silence at the opposite of other parties, which endeavour to spread defamations and are seeking media buzz," in allusion to the Democratic Patriots' Unified Party, Nabti stated to TAP on Saturday.
If popular resistance is implemented according to Abbas's directives, it will undoubtedly be a limited endeavor, fraught with restrictions and transformed into another tool for the PA to allow Israel to complete its colonization of the whole of Palestine.
Reliable will continue operating as a Division of Popular Auto in parallel with Popular Auto's existing operations for a period of time after closing to provide continuity of service to Reliable customers while allowing Popular to assess best practices before completing the integration of the two operations.
World Emoji Day is an unofficial holiday which has become a popular event for companies to showcase their emojis.
Syrian state news agency SANA reported that a new group of popular forces entered Afrin on Wednesday afternoon through Aleppo-Nobl road.
In the West Midlands, the top ten most popular baby names for girls also included the Scottish name Isla and floral names like Lily.
These phenomena have given rise to a great deal of research within communication studies, as well as within other academic groups like the Modern Language Association and more specialized groups such as the Popular Culture Association.