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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 court ruled Monday that Arppe had posted the comments in 2010 using a pseudonym, rejecting his appeal against a lower court ruling.
The layers of shell companies, the contracts involving pseudonyms, the law firm cut-outs to make deals.
Encryption, virtual private networks, and pseudonyms shroud the identity of even benign users.
The contracts used in both cases used the now famous pseudonyms David Dennison and Peggy Peterson to disguise the true identities of the parties involved, according to the source who has seen both agreements.
Kriss, according to court documents, believes Yudina doesn’t exist and is a pseudonym used by Sater.
Adams approved a set of unusual measures to protect the undercover agent's identity, which included having the agent use a pseudonym and wear a light disguise.
Doctors who treat celebrities often use pseudonyms to further protect celebrities’ privacy.
The profile was then uploaded to GEDmatch using a fake profile and pseudonym, the Times reported.
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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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