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  • She is though to be living under an alias in Los Angeles.
alias = alternative name
  • For security, Winston Churchill usually traveled using the alias Colonel Warden.
  • alias = alternative name
  • He chose an alias, Saburo Ohta, a common name unlikely to attract notice or dwell in anyone's memory.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • alias = alternative name
  • 'Ratchett,' as you suspected, was merely an alias.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • alias = alternative name
  • It is always awkward doing business with an alias.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • alias = alternative name
  • For some reason he must live and act under an alias.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
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  • 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
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  • 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
  • alias = alternative name
  • "Send the warrant round to me, and I'll put in an alias," cried Hiram, from behind his cover.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • alias = alternative name
  • ...let us bow our heads in silent prayer for our benefactor Sam Westing, alias Sandy the doorman.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • alias = an alternative name
  • ...and so your sister's fate is now in the hands of Landau, alias Count Bezzubov.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • alias = alternative name
  • I looked at my parents' aliases and their birthdays, which variants I knew.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • aliases = alternative names
  • 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.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • alias = alternative name
  • Pachuco alias Snowboots was still going at it in the living room.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • alias = alternative name
  • Paul Larkin bought it under an alias.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
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  • Alias Carlos.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
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  • 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
  • alias = alternative name
  • 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
  • Similarly, I felt it was proper to offer one alias in the book's first half.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • He was a veritable existential identity crisis, a male stripper with more aliases than a covert CIA agent.
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska

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