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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 woman, under the pseudonym Elizabeth Doe, alleged that 31 different football players committed 52 acts of rape during a four-year period from 2011 to 2014.
Letty claims that Emile — Javier’s new pseudonym in season 2 — used to be Paltrow’s chef and that the Oscar-winner then used his recipes for both GOOP and her cookbook.
Even those who are now known by their real names, such as Brad Griffin of Eufaula, utilized an online pseudonym.
The lawsuit was filed under the pseudonym Elizabeth Doe that claimed 52 rapes by 31 different Baylor football players from 2011 to 2014.
Instead, Strike: The Cuckoo's Calling, is the first of her Cormoran Strike detective novels to make it to the screen. Rowling famously writes the Strike novels under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
After a stint in WWE as the voice of Smackdown, under the pseudonym Rich Brennan, today the Orlando resident stays busy on the independent circuit and elsewhere as a ringside commentator.
Since publishing his first novel in 1974, Stephen King has released 71 other books, some under the pseudonym Richard Bachman.
For that reason, women used their first name, middle name, or pseudonyms for this piece.
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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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