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nom de guerre
(French)


I knew it shouldn’t, but it bothered me that everyone had a nom de guerre but me.
Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  a fictitious name used when the person performs a particular social role
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  • I knew it shouldn’t, but it bothered me that everyone had a nom de guerre but me.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • What chance would I have as a sixteen-year-old mortal with acne, hand-me-down clothes, and the nom de guerre Lester Papadopoulos?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • It was thought and said that she was intellectual; it was suspected of her that she wrote under a nom de guerre.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • In her day she had enjoyed a legendary career as a clandestine courtesan who deserved her nom de guerre, Our Lady of Everybody.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera

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  • So we at least thought; as for my uncle, his fatal readiness to pay pretty widows (who had perhaps never been married) and countesses (whose high-sounding titles were probably no more than noms de guerre) the compliment of presenting them to my grandmother or even of presenting to them some of our family jewels, had already embroiled him more than once with my grandfather.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • "Nom de guerre," she said.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • And Defiance shall be my nom de guerre!
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
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Associated words [difficulty]:   nom de guerre , provocateur [6] , carte blanche [8] , noblesse oblige [8] , tête-à-tête [8] , piéce de résistance [9]
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