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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
As the guest editor for The Best American Poetry anthology for 2015, Alexie selected a poem by Yi-Fen Chou, which turned out to be the pseudonym of a white poet attempting to comment on the representational imperatives of such anthologies.
Cox's statement does not address the third condition of the filing, the request that the pseudonyms be disallowed.
The pseudonym was confirmed as Comey by Brookings Institution legal analyst Benjamin Wittes.
The person who swore the most in this study was an older man who went by the pseudonym Igor.
The beloved books have been ghostwritten by a series of authors and published under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene.
Pulley - who trained as a civil engineer and uses a pseudonym for the sake of her family's privacy - now lives in Shaker Heights.
Huong—a pseudonym, to protect her identity—is now 20 years old.
On December 9, 2015, Craig Wright woke up to the news that two articles had come out overnight fingering him as the person behind the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto.
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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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