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as in: an anonymous author Define
an unknown person, or of an unknown person -- such as an unknown author, or donation of an unknown person
  • Everyone wonders who has been sending her anonymous love letters.
  • Everyone wonders who made the anonymous donation.

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  • The author remained anonymous.
  • The police arrested her after an anonymous tip told them where to find the stolen diamonds.
  • "It’s been written anonymously," I say, "but with Hilly around, there’s still a good chance people will know it was me."
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • Mrs. Bradley knew people had a difficult time saying nice things to each other, so she devised a way for us to anonymously say what we felt.
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why
  • "The artist is anonymous," Bortz said,
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • Did she ever get anonymous letters?
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • We plead with her, send anonymous notes.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • I wished I had an opera house. I wished I had a cathedral. I wished I could climb to the top of the Empire State Building like King Kong. Instead, I had only books, books and the anonymous streets of New York with their millions of stupid, clueless people.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly

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  • Everything about the restaurant is anonymous and interchangeable.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • I could see the magazine on the newsstands, and a lot of anonymous eyes looking at it,
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Middens of anonymous trash.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • Then the shelter collapsed with smothering finality; and the anonymous shapes fought their way out and through.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • There are only two ways of telling the complete truth—anonymously and posthumously.
    Thomas Sowell
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as in: an anonymous, uninteresting house Define
lacking individuality or interesting features
  • Mine is the third house on a block of anonymous brick houses.
  • It is one of the anonymous houses on an uninteresting street.
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  • Besides, our paper was supposed to be anonymous.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • Back in London, in an anonymous office building just off Baker Street, the group spent arduous days practising codes and cryptography.
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar

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  • I will call this man Mr. Jones (today, he prefers to remain anonymous).
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • But now he is anonymous, which he finds completely unacceptable.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • After that, we just plant some evidence, place an anonymous call to the sheriff, and let the law do the work.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • Anonymous death came early and often.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • We’re near the road, beside a raggedy anonymous lake.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • As much as they need to remain anonymous, they cannot get by entirely alone.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • It sounds like a twelve-step mantra and I’m not in Anything Anonymous, though to read some of the crap they write about me, you’d think I should be.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Other pieces of salvage, though anonymous, told their own stories.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event

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  • Phoebe imagined that every noise was the lunatic sneaking in or the message-leaver creeping up to drop off another anonymous note.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • And the Arctic Tern, to an anonymous collector from overseas, I’m told.
    Gary D. Schmidt  --  Okay for Now
  • I can see the Tangerine Times photos of the sensational senior placekicker Erik Fisher and his anonymous holder.
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
  • How could you make appeal to the future when not a trace of you, not even an anonymous word scribbled on a piece of paper, could physically survive?
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • You wish to be anonymous?
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • The Institute for War Documentation has arbitrarily assigned initials to those persons wishing to remain anonymous.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • A hand grenade stuffed with buckshot"), or anonymous persons with poison-pen minds ("Know them Ls?
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • I landed against a man who looked up with the anonymous familiarity of a drunk and shoved me hard away.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • It is stated by an anonymous bystander that his trousers and gloves had been changed.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • Though she had emerged from the most unfathomable depths of social shadow, she bore on her brow the sign of the anonymous and the unknown.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • She had taken control, had made herself into the person some anonymous social worker had named Eve Dallas.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • He pulled over to the same box from which he had posted the anonymous note to Vic Trenton the night before and dropped the letters in.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • Never mind the commoners, whom we will leave to grumble anonymously.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • "Except the Three Score and Ten," finished the anonymous Bikura.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • As Roran listened, his gaze lit upon the anonymous mound where the three soldiers had been interred.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • One by one, she read how much they had been touched by the anonymous letter.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • People dressed in various shades of dull, with strange, anonymous faces, were crowding the pavements and applauding her.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • They are a completely anonymous method of travel, unlike airplanes and boats.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • I am practically anonymous.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • "He’s an anonymous donor."
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • He had been accused by an anonymous informer, of having killed a stag in the royal preserves.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • She downloaded all the necessary files and emailed them to the tax authorities from an anonymous email account on a server in the USA.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • During the first year, the defector had lived in an anonymous apartment owned by the Section.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • The dozens of modular workstations no longer seemed like a series of comfortably anonymous nooks.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • And I could transform all my friends’ lives anonymously, like a good angel.
    Sophie Kinsella  --  Confessoins of a Shopaholic
  • Five minutes later an anonymous announcer elaborated over both NBC systems: From the NBC newsroom in New York!
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • She asks to remain anonymous.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • An anonymous death didn’t seem so terrible.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • An anonymous hedgehog sent four or five dirty leaves with fleas on them.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Then at least you could add some familiar faces to the anonymous mass.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • You may remain anonymous.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • I would tell you his position, but like I said, I would like to be anonymous to you.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Passing through New York, Adams bought two copies of a small anonymous pamphlet, newly published under the title Common Sense.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • To her chagrin, she was quoted verbatim (but fortunately as an "anonymous observer") in every foreign paper.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Even this furious anonymous cadet had merited a response: Big deal, hero—I’m getting it from Third Battalion Mary every flicking day.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Irving, too, in his earliest work, showed a considerable discretion, and his "History of New York," as everyone knows, was first published anonymously.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Boldwood seized it and opened it, expecting another anonymous one—so greatly are people’s ideas of probability a mere sense that precedent will repeat itself.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • The symbol itself was created by an anonymous sixteenth-century Illuminati artist as a tribute to Galileo’s love of symmetry-a kind of sacred Illuminati logo.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The Top Hat The only thing we require to be good philosophers is the faculty of wonder… Sophie was sure she would hear from the anonymous letter writer again.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • No longer anonymous, but named, identified, the procession marched slowly on; on through an opening in the wall, slowly on into the Social Predestination Room.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
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