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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
Bing is the pseudonym of Gil Schwartz, a best-selling novelist, business writer and CBS executive.
Yet the idea that Yoshida was a pseudonym persisted.
The Istanbul team uses pseudonyms for its members out of concern that their families might be targeted for their work.
The lawsuit was filed in state court in California in June, under pseudonyms for the gymnast’s parents, Erin and Michael Maroney, seeking damages in connection with Dr. Nassar’s alleged yearslong abuse of the gymnast.
John Sandford is the pseudonym for Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Camp.
Marvel declined to comment for this piece, beyond confirming that Cebulski had used a pseudonym.
Born Jean-Philippe Smet, the teenage Hallyday adopted his American-sounding stage name pseudonym after finding inspiration in Elvis Presley.
Writing under the pseudonym G. Morris, attorney John K. Bush, a nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, has written inflammatory and demeaning anti-LGBTQ blog posts for an ultraconservative website run by his wife.
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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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