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software that detects plagiarism by searching for phrases in books and on the Internet
  the act of presenting someone’s words or ideas as if they were your own
 Mark word for later review on this computer
plagiarism plagiarist plagiaristic plagiarisms
Standard suffix:  Note that in the form, plagiarize, the suffix "ize" converts the noun to a verb, so that means to "present someone’s words or ideas as if they were your own."
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  • software that detects plagiarism by searching for phrases in books and on the Internet
  • (And appropriate, considering they plagiarized my childhood for the books.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • One century is the plagiarist of the other.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The two stories were so much alike in thought and language that it was evident Miss Canby’s story had been read to me, and that mine was—a plagiarism.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life

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  • Most of the confidences were unsought — frequently I have feigned sleep, preoccupation, or a hostile levity when I realized by some unmistakable sign that an intimate revelation was quivering on the horizon; for the intimate revelations of young men, or at least the terms in which they express them, are usually plagiaristic and marred by obvious suppressions.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • He mocked Yoyo’s plagiarized words.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • A plagiarist.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • I could play it myself, now, and it wouldn’t be any plagiarism, either, because I should get it in nearly a thousand years ahead of those parties.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • "That’s plagiarism," cried Ivan, highly delighted.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • That last was a direct plagiarism from a fakir by the Taksali Gate.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim

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  • Chapter i. Showing what is to be deemed plagiarism in a modern author, and what is to be considered as lawful prize.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • It was Madeline’s second plagiarism of her cousin.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • LEAR is, in any case, a plagiarism of an earlier and much better play, KING LEIR, by an unknown author, which Shakespeare stole and then ruined.
    George Orwell  --  Lear, Tolstoy and the Fool
  • A Greek is now the model of the orators in the Forum; listen, and in every Roman song you will hear the rhythm of the Greek; if a Roman opens his mouth speaking wisely of moralities, or abstractions, or of the mysteries of nature, he is either a plagiarist or the disciple of some school which had a Greek for its founder.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Or just a plagiarized manuscript?
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • A conciseness to be matched in English by nobody except Pope, who can say a plagiarizing enemy "steals much, spends little, and has nothing left," a conciseness which Pope toiled and sweated for, came as easy as wit to Voltaire.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • Lest you conclude with dismay that the novel is somehow plagiarized or less than original, let me add that I find the book wildly original, that everything O’Brien borrows makes perfect sense in the context of the story he’s telling, even more so once we understand that he has repurposed materials from older sources to accomplish his own ends.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • He had handed me the same fatherly guff I was now plagiarizing.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • If the fictional entry is found on another cartographer’s map, it becomes clear a map has been plagiarized.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • One thing he did not do was sit down at the drafting table onto which the most important of all Jewish prayers had been carved by his landlady’s son, and think to himself: I am going to plagiarize my friend who was murdered by the Nazis.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • The sapphire blues and windless skies were a place of shelter, a refuge from great and overwhelming battles, a placid heaven that passed too quickly for most to know and was neglected in favor of the crudely imagined paradise that had been plagiarized from its elements.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Plagiarist!
    ZZ Packer  --  Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
  • And yet, this plagiarist had gotten all the credit, and the money.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • I am, indeed, in some doubt that I have often suffered by the contrary method; and that, by suppressing the original author’s name, I have been rather suspected of plagiarism than reputed to act from the amiable motive assigned by that justly celebrated Frenchman.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • You know, not too much like Lenny Wilkins, a bit of Dave Bing, some of Rick Barry before he switched to the two-handed underhand shot, plenty of Larry Bird (but don’t plagiarize him outright), none at all of Wilt Chamberlain.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Others declared that there was a certain similarity between the design of Cortlandt and Roark’s style of building, that Keating, Prescott and Webb might have borrowed a little from Roark—"a legitimate adaptation"—"there’s no property rights on ideas"—"in a democracy, art belongs to all the people"—and that Roark had been prompted by the vengeance lust of an artist who had believed himself plagiarized.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • "That’s plagiarism, Alyosha.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • ) LENEHAN: Plagiarist!
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
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