on condition of anonymity

idiom

: only if one's name will not be revealed
She agreed to speak to the reporter only on condition of anonymity.

Examples of on condition of anonymity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This week, the university began laying off at least 60 staff members, according to two people with knowledge who spoke to the Austin American-Statesman, part of the USA TODAY Network, on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the terminations publicly. Lily Kepner, USA TODAY, 5 Apr. 2024 No injuries or damage were reported, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Michael Levenson, New York Times, 1 Apr. 2024 The official was not authorized to discuss details of the document or the investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity. Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, arkansasonline.com, 28 Mar. 2024 The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to reveal the contents of the sensitive discussions. Samy Magdy, The Christian Science Monitor, 16 Mar. 2024 But multiple league and team officials, who would speak only on condition of anonymity given the sensitive nature of the matter, said tech entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian, a founding owner, pushed for the change because of his unhappiness over the team’s profligate spending. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 16 Mar. 2024 The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, noted that IS-K has long targeted Russia. Vanessa Gera, The Christian Science Monitor, 23 Mar. 2024 The Justice Department has the right under the law to ask for structural changes to Apple’s business — including a breakup, said an agency official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Tripp Mickle, New York Times, 21 Mar. 2024 The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak publicly about them. Joe Reedy, Quartz, 18 Mar. 2024

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“On condition of anonymity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20condition%20of%20anonymity. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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