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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
Adams has approved a set of unusual measures to protect his identity, which includes having the agent use a pseudonym and wear a light disguise.
In keeping with the high comedy of this whole business Trump had been assigned a pseudonym for the purpose: Trump is David Dennison and Daniels is Peggy Peterson.
The agreement, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, uses the pseudonyms David Dennison and Peggy Peterson and requires the actress to turn over any video and still images, as well as email and text messages in her possession.
The boy, whom the Lewiston Tribune has given the pseudonym John Doe, would be the victim in Mebane’s most recent conviction and prison term, according to an April 1993 Nez Perce County court file.
The report referred to Mace and Bakios by pseudonyms.
The song features lyrics solely penned by member JB, credited under his producing pseudonym Defsoul.
Marlow’s daughter, who uses the pseudonym Treasure to avoid retribution from her child's father, has had two physically abusive relationships.
The second gentleman, Algernon Moncrieff, lives a life of luxury in London, but decides to visit the country under the same pseudonym of Ernest.
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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.
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