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Anyhow, big mistake, we stop and wait for Tony D., alias the bad-news Blade.
Rodman Philbrick  --  Freak the Mighty
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In some contexts, an "alias" refers to a false name — as in one used by a criminal. In other instances, it may be a common name by which someone is known, but which is not on their birth certificate.

In computer software, aliases are commonly used to provide shortened names that identify files within a local scope.
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  • Anyhow, big mistake, we stop and wait for Tony D., alias the bad-news Blade.
    Rodman Philbrick  --  Freak the Mighty
  • It said a good criminal chooses a alias that’s kind of close to their own name.
    Christopher Paul Curtis  --  Bud, Not Buddy
  • "You’ll compete under an alias.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Ladies and gentlemen, heirs (for we all inherited something), let us bow our heads in silent prayer for our benefactor Sam Westing, alias Sandy the doorman.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game

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  • He chose an alias, Saburo Ohta, a common name unlikely to attract notice or dwell in anyone’s memory.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Pachuco alias Snowboots was still going at it in the living room.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • It is always awkward doing business with an alias.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • ’Ratchett,’ as you suspected, was merely an alias.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • Paul Larkin bought it under an alias.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Panchaud, alias Printanier, alias Bigrenaille.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables

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  • There is far too much paperwork involved in owning a car, paperwork that could be traced directly to us, no matter how many aliases we used.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • I have written to the Minister for Magic and am expecting him to give Stubby, alias —Sirius, a full pardon any day now.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • He had not had much to write in my file for a long time, but a few items had joined the log of old evidence in the last few months: the name of another potential victim, Sophie Cichetti, the name of her son, and an alias of George Harvey’s.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • Similarly, I felt it was proper to offer one alias in the book’s first half.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • —Remanded, says J. J. One of the bottlenosed fraternity it was went by the name of James Wought alias Saphiro alias Spark and Spiro, put an ad in the papers saying he’d give a passage to Canada for twenty bob.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • For the second time in her quiet life, Patria Mercedes (alias Mariposa #3) shouted out, "Amen to the revolution!"
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • He has died and come alive again thirteen times, and traveled under a new name every time: Smith, Jones, Robinson, Jackson, Peters, Haskins, Merlin—a new alias every time he turns up.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • And that’s how the second Mrs. Blakeslee, alias Love Simpson, declared war on the family.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • Beneath the double portrait is written, in copperplate: Grace Marks, alias Mary Whitney James McDermott.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • I looked at my parents’ aliases and their birthdays, which variants I knew.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • The Prussian spy Hans Rabener, alias Viktor Runeberg, attacked with drawn automatic the bearer of the warrant for his arrest, Captain Richard Madden.
    Jorge Luis Borges  --  The Garden of Forking Paths
  • But he warned that they might be dealing with a particularly cunning criminal who operated under an alias.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • Two others identified as likely participants were a man called Antibbe, who also used many other aliases, familiar to authorities in the Middle East and Europe as a mercenary, and a black named Stroll, known primarily as a technician, expert with explosives, machinery, etc.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • As for Lavington himself, alias Croker, alias Reed, I wonder which of the gang it was who stuck a knife into him the other day in Holland?
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • Or did he plot in any way, half-heartedly or otherwise, to drag her up there under the guise of various aliases and then, because she would not set him free, drown her?
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • (Later, not to be outdone, the Brigham would create a special division and another alias for pih, the Division of Social Medicine and Health Inequalities.) Meanwhile, Farmer had talked the medical school into providing headquarters space for the entire growing crew, in portions of a pair of old brick buildings on Huntington Avenue, charming and warrenlike inside.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Drive past the scene several times, park some distance from the scene, go back on foot, locate Mr. Gray under his real name or an alias, shoot him three times in the viscera for maximum pain, clear the weapon of prints, place the weapon in the victim’s staticky hand, find a crayon or lipstick tube and scrawl a cryptic suicide note on the full-length mirror, take the victim’s supply of Dylar tablets, slip back to the car, proceed to the expressway entrance, head east toward Blacksmith,…
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • The black prince, sir; alias, the prince of darkness; alias, the devil.
    William Shakespeare  --  All’s Well That Ends Well
  • For some reason he must live and act under an alias.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Zalachenko, alias Karl Axel Bodin, was given a liquid lunch.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • Eduardo used his own name, but John wants me to have an alias.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • "Anthony Giunghierrace," replied ominous Di Presso, "alias Tony Jaguar."
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • He was a veritable existential identity crisis, a male stripper with more aliases than a covert CIA agent.
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • An alias, a Jones or a Smith-
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • "Send the warrant round to me, and I’ll put in an alias," cried Hiram, from behind his cover.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • And if you were smart enough to use an alias, you’d have used one that was basic, that was familiar.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • / [64] This use of /tenderloin/ is ascribed to Alexander (alias "Clubber") Williams, a New York police captain.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • This dreadful threat had the desired effect, and through the two remaining fields the three pair of small legs trotted on without any serious interruption, notwithstanding a small pond full of tadpoles, alias "bullheads," which the lads looked at wistfully.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • All I knew was the alias.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • Bertillon believed that each man’s measurements were unique and thus could be used to penetrate the aliases that criminals deployed in moving from city to city.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Anxious as ever to avoid discovery, I had before resolved to assume an ALIAS.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • "I said that Christine Daae’s abductor was the Angel of Music, ALIAS the Opera ghost, and that the real name was …."
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • That’s neither here nor there, though; but Lidia—I’m very fond of her, but she has a screw loose somewhere—has lost her heart to this Landau now, and nothing is settled now in her house or Alexey Alexandrovitch’s without him, and so your sister’s fate is now in the hands of Landau, alias Count Bezzubov."
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • WHEREIN IS RELATED THE STRANGE AND UNDREAMT-OF ADVENTURE OF THE DISTRESSED DUENNA, ALIAS THE COUNTESS TRIFALDI, TOGETHER WITH A LETTER WHICH SANCHO PANZA WROTE TO HIS WIFE, TERESA PANZA The duke had a majordomo of a very facetious and sportive turn, and he it was that played the part of Merlin, made all the arrangements for the late adventure, composed the verses, and got a page to represent Dulcinea; and now, with the assistance of his master and mistress, he got up another of the…
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Alias Carlos.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • He keeps the purchase a secret from Marina by having the gun sent to his P.O. box and even uses the alias of "A.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • But not a drop to the Reds, Mr. Jackson, you may be sure!" Then he dismissed all charges against Hooch Palmer, alias Ulysses Brock.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • Hearing how little tiny Freak is dissing the fearsome Tony D., alias Blade, I can’t help it, I laugh out loud.
    Rodman Philbrick  --  Freak the Mighty
  • Grace Marks, Alias Mary Whitney.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • David Webb, Oriental scholar and for three years Jason Bourne, assassin, had two additional aliases with passports, driver’s licenses and voter registration cards to confirm the identities.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
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