Examples of plagiarize in a Sentence
He plagiarized a classmate's report.
She plagiarized from an article she read on the Internet.
Recent Examples of plagiarize from the Web
One Katy parent, Sean Dolan, has used a website to step up criticism of Hindt, questioning whether there was plagiarized material in Hindt's 2012 doctoral dissertation at the University of Houston.
Back in 2016, during the Republican National Convention, now First Lady Melania Trump plagiarized an entire paragraph from a speech given by former First Lady Michelle Obama.
Scholars have since discovered Hurston plagiarized significantly from Roche’s interviews and speculated about Hurston’s transgression, citing her frustration with her lacking material.
Some now get their inspiration from Google, not the Holy Spirit, plagiarizing other pastors' sermons and passing them off as their own.
Students who plagiarize more than 60% of their thesis would be kicked out of the program, while the penalties for faculty members would be extended to a loss of 2 years of pay increases and a 3-year ban on supervising students.
Not only did Lohan's 2013 defamation lawsuit fail, her lawyers were caught plagiarizing.
That complaint, a compilation of emails from 2009, alleged Pouncey plagiarized his dissertation and used his office for personal gain.
Portions of an article that appeared on the cover of the New Homes advertising supplement in the March 24 Union-Tribune were plagiarized from BUILDER Magazine.
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The Kidnapping Roots of plagiarize
If schools wish to impress upon their students how serious an offense plagiarism is, they might start with an explanation of the word’s history. Plagiarize (and plagiarism) comes from the Latin plagiarius “kidnapper.” This word, derived from the Latin plaga (“a net used by hunters to catch game”), extended its meaning in Latin to include a person who stole the words, rather than the children, of another. When plagiarius first entered English in the form plagiary, it kept its original reference to kidnapping, a sense that is now quite obsolete.
PLAGIARIZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of plagiarize for English Language Learners
: to use the words or ideas of another person as if they were your own words or ideas
legal Definition of plagiarize
- the book contained plagiarized material
- —Smith v. Little, Brown & Co., 265 F. Supp. 451 (1965)
Origin and Etymology of plagiarize
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