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as in:  an anonymous author

Everyone wonders who has been sending her anonymous love letters.
  an unknown person, or of an unknown person — such as an unknown author, or donation of an unknown person
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anonymous anonymously
Strongly Associated with:   anonymity
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  • Everyone wonders who has been sending her anonymous love letters.
  • Everyone wonders who made the anonymous donation.
  • The author remained anonymous.
  • The police arrested her after an anonymous tip told them where to find the stolen diamonds.

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  • "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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Associated words [difficulty]:   anonymous [2] , anonymity [3]
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