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Examples of pseudonym in a Sentence
Mark Twain is the pseudonym of the American writer Samuel L. Clemens.
the most notorious serial killer of the 19th century remains known only by the pseudonym of Jack the Ripper
Recent Examples of pseudonym from the Web
The latest new trial request focuses heavily on testimony from the agent, who appeared in court under a pseudonym.
Adam Yauch directed this gorgeous, psychedelic video himself under his pseudonym Nathaniel Hornblower, with each frame being separately hand-painted.
Created by rising British artist Van Donna (a pseudonym of Van Gogh and Madonna), the artwork is ¼ size of the original and feature a Banksy-style stenciled image of a boy and girl walking hand-in-hand into the distance.
That could be concluded from a cryptic message posted Friday at a website possibly linked to Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonym used by the person or people who released the original Bitcoin white paper in 2008.
Ashley Brett, a psychology researcher in her late 20s (who asked to use a pseudonym to protect her identity), knows that struggle well.
This 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger film is based on a much darker Stephen King novel, initially published under his Richard Bachman pseudonym.
Why are secondary and tertiary entities signing under pseudonyms and ‘cover' names?
Clemens had become widely known in Virginia City — if not necessarily widely liked — by the time the pseudonym Mark Twain first appeared in the Enterprise on February 3, 1863.
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Did You Know?
Pseudonym, has its origins in the Greek word pseudōnymos, which means "bearing a false name." Greek speakers formed their word by combining pseud-, meaning "false," and onyma, meaning "name." French speakers adopted the Greek word as pseudonyme, and English speakers later modified the French word into pseudonym. Many celebrated authors have used pseudonyms. Samuel Clemens wrote under the pseudonym "Mark Twain," Charles Lutwidge Dodgson assumed the pseudonym "Lewis Carroll," and Mary Ann Evans used "George Eliot" as her pseudonym.
PSEUDONYM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pseudonym for English Language Learners
: a name that someone (such as a writer) uses instead of his or her real name
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