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  • Mostly we are nomads here who enjoy the day as well as the night, who allow humans to interact with us unsuspectingly — anonymity is important to us all.   (source)
  • I TURNED THIRTEEN that summer of 1976, Afghanistan's next to last summer of peace and anonymity.†   (source)
  • It was an immaculate anonymity.†   (source)
  • But, as Judith Greenburg of the NIH says, "It's never possible to one-hundred-percent guarantee anonymity, because in theory we can now sequence genes and find out who anyone is from their cells.†   (source)
  • From time to time promising features would appear on the distant horizon—ravines, maybe mountains, maybe even cities—but as they approached the lines would soften and blur into anonymity and nothing would transpire.†   (source)
  • Though the walk home took forever, I don't remember much about it except a certain gray, cold, rain-shrouded mood on Madison Avenue—umbrellas bobbing, the crowds on the sidewalk flowing silently downtown, a sense of huddled anonymity like old black and white photos I'd seen of bank crashes and bread lines in the 1930s.†   (source)
  • Many coattails were wrinkled by Sandy Pittman latching on to them," says a former business associate of Mr. Pittman who insisted on anonymity.†   (source)
  • Given my black face and upbringing it was easy for me to flee into the anonymity of blackness, yet I felt frustrated to live in a world that considers the color of your face an immediate political statement whether you like it or not.†   (source)
  • "They have to protect their anonymity," Sam says.†   (source)
  • He preferred the anonymity?'†   (source)
  • I got rid of anonymity.†   (source)
  • We drove through a warehouse district, more deserted streets, a bleakness and anonymity that registered in the mind as a ghostly longing for something that was far beyond retrieval.†   (source)
  • It occurs to me that maybe he likes playing next to a tunnel because of the anonymity it provides, and because the noise drowns out the mistakes.†   (source)
  • But he feared the old method: a note slipped under the door by an unknown hand could be effective, not only because it guaranteed the double anonymity of sender and receiver, but because its time-honored ancestry permitted one to attribute to it some kind of metaphysical connection to the designs of Divine Providence.†   (source)
  • Sometimes I wish we could sink back into anonymity among the people, become less exposed to ….†   (source)
  • Although she was the ninth of eleven children and lived on a ridge of red Alabama clay seven miles from the nearest road, the complete indifference with which a rusty nail was met when it punched clear through her foot during her second year of life saved Pauline Williams from total anonymity.†   (source)
  • Doesn't she have seven more months of anonymity?†   (source)
  • The fog wasn't simply the steamy vapors off the bay caught and penned in by hills, but a soft breath of anonymity that shrouded and cushioned the bashful traveler.†   (source)
  • That could prove fatal for Eragon, whose greatest defense was the cloak of anonymity.†   (source)
  • "We're sorry for frightening you, Tris," another voice says, "but anonymity is integral to our operation.†   (source)
  • Lacy nodded, afraid that even the sound of her voice would ruin her anonymity.†   (source)
  • Even in the anonymity of the chad or I felt naked on the streets of Tehran as I walked back to the apartment.†   (source)
  • He forgot about going to the store, and merely watched the rain, comforted by the anonymity and the violence—this violence was also peace.†   (source)
  • THIRTY-FIVE MASSIVE BASKETS SAT IN the office, filled with what must have been tens of thousands of entries, all left in their envelopes to protect the gentlemen's anonymity.†   (source)
  • The anonymity and alienation of big-city life makes people hard and unfeeling.†   (source)
  • But how could he tell her about the refugee camps, that endless string of filthy crowded places he and Aniel had drifted through in the early years of their lives, unknown and unwanted in a terrible kind of anonymity?†   (source)
  • But our jailers are generally granted near-total anonymity, like the cartoon executioner who wears a hood to conceal his identity.†   (source)
  • Of course she had written my name on her scroll, I knew that, yet hearing her say it aloud tore away a comforting pretense of anonymity.†   (source)
  • Smith liked the anonymity.†   (source)
  • " On the same day, April 9, word reached the Winged Arrow that Ira's days of anonymity were over.†   (source)
  • The anonymity is nice.†   (source)
  • Hindsight now made that anonymity seem quite dangerous to the country.†   (source)
  • I normally have a thing about enclosed spaces, but if there is one place in the city where I'd expect the safety of anonymity, it's Carnegie Hall for a classical concert.†   (source)
  • While her identity and the facts of her story were verified by the editors through document check and chain of command, she requested anonymity because of ongoing death threats against interrogators.†   (source)
  • He came out from the anonymity of the crowd and spoke to the people.†   (source)
  • Despite her years of striving for anonymity, she had been transformed overnight into one of the most notorious and talked-about individuals in Sweden.†   (source)
  • In all other cases, I have intentionally depersonalized the stories to maintain the anonymity of the individuals involved.†   (source)
  • They could not meet in their offices or in their homes, only in the crowded anonymity of a city, in his suite at the Wayne Falkland Hotel.†   (source)
  • The anonymity of tours, and the power of what drew the masses to them.†   (source)
  • His stench belied the silence or anonymity of his approach.†   (source)
  • Automatically as I travel on the tug with my brother-in-law, a pilot in the harbour, I sing "the lights in the harbour don't shine for me …." but I love it here, skimming out into the night anonymous among the lazy commerce, my nieces dancing on the breakwater as they wait, the lovely swallowing of thick night air as it carves around my brain, blunt, cleaning itself with nothing but this anonymity, with the magic words.†   (source)
  • If anything, it was reminiscent of motels the world over that blighted the outskirts of cities; commerciality guaranteeing the anonymity of their guests.†   (source)
  • Julia will spend the afternoon reading each one, basking in the awareness that the man whose potential she had seen so long before, when he was just a quiet young lieutenant, has ascended from anonymity and disgrace to the level of great historical figure.†   (source)
  • They would wait their turn without complaint, hoping to appear before the court in anonymity after the press had packed up and left.†   (source)
  • She was almost used to the loss of her anonymity.†   (source)
  • A man will reveal himself in the dark, which gives an illusion of anonymity, more than he will in the bright light.†   (source)
  • Then when they grew up they found they had to sign over all their rights to a monster like Yoyodyne: got stuck on some 'project' or 'task force' or 'team' and started being ground into anonymity Nobody wanted them to invent—only perform their little role in a design ritual, already set down for them in some procedures handbook.†   (source)
  • If I was that unrecognizable in my emaciated, hairy condition, I decided that I might as well maintain my anonymity.†   (source)
  • And, like most shy men, he satisfied his normal needs in the anonymity of the prostitute.†   (source)
  • To Leanias these lapses from anonymity signified the involuntary identification of the Abteilung with bureaucracy.†   (source)
  • Now suddenly she was Somebody, and as imprisoned in her difference as she had been in her anonymity.†   (source)
  • 1924 -- Anonymity [Section heading from Book Two]   (source)
    anonymity = a state of being unknown (in this case, even unseen)
  • User anonymity and free speech would become things of the past.   (source)
    anonymity = in a state of being unknown
  • Yet here it was, cast back into the sea of anonymity, that realm of averages and unknowns.   (source)
    anonymity = a state of not being distinct from others
  • Clients wishing to store anything from stock certificates to valuable paintings could deposit their belongings anonymously, through a series of high-tech veils of privacy, withdrawing items at any time, also in total anonymity.   (source)
    anonymity = a state of being unknown
  • In the OASIS, you could become whomever and whatever you wanted to be, without ever revealing your true identity, because your anonymity was guaranteed.   (source)
    anonymity = state of being unknown
  • The RLR-7800 was a not-yet-available-to-the-plebian-masses prototype, but I had an endorsement deal with Dinatro, so they sent me free gear (shipped to me through a series of remailing services, which I used to maintain my anonymity).   (source)
  • Still, she found some comfort in the anonymity that the burqa provided.†   (source)
  • The anonymity doesn't go very far, Idris knows.†   (source)
  • But all he can hope for then is escape into renegade anonymity.†   (source)
  • Mae scanned it, catching passages: "We must all have the right to anonymity."†   (source)
  • Another woman might feel the lure of anonymity.†   (source)
  • I need a guarantee of anonymity for both of us.†   (source)
  • "Are we using names," he said, "or shall we abide by strict rules of anonymity?"†   (source)
  • Information about the murders in exchange for anonymity.†   (source)
  • I had tried hard for anonymity in R Company and had achieved it.†   (source)
  • You have to understand why it's so important that you guarantee my anonymity."†   (source)
  • There was always the sense that it was temporary; she didn't keep many clothes there and lived mostly out of a suitcase on a luggage rack at the foot of her bed; and for reasons inexplicable I liked the empty, restful anonymity of the flat, which was cheerfully but sparsely decorated with abstract-patterned rugs and modern furnishings from an affordable design store.†   (source)
  • Please remember that we still have our anonymity to protect here, and keep your guard from hunting in this region.†   (source)
  • Things — precautions —were coming back to him, among them the unwarranted risk of waiting in an airport's luggage area, and since he wanted the greater anonymity of economy class, a carry-on two-suiter might be disallowed.†   (source)
  • She had several run-ins with people from the social welfare agency, and in our estimation she still represented a threat to Zalachenko's anonymity.†   (source)
  • The faces of the others looked like aggregates of interchangeable features, every face oozing to blend into the anonymity of resembling all, and all looking as if they were melting.†   (source)
  • He was enjoying his anonymity until management featured him on the cover of their in-house magazine, Harvester World.†   (source)
  • What if the euphoric triumph of shooting Lincoln is followed by the devastating letdown of anonymity—that is, until he reaches some safe refuge where he can shout his accomplishment to the world and then parlay his infamy into some even greater glory.†   (source)
  • Downtrodden Americans gravitated strongly toward the Horatio Alger protagonist, the lowly bred Everyman who rises from anonymity and hopelessness.†   (source)
  • As for the twenty-three months of anonymity for their son, when attention to the photo had been at its peak, the commandant could muster only a stiffly worded harrumph: "It is exceedingly regretted that an incorrect identification should have been made."†   (source)
  • If you give me information, then you'll be my sources—with all the enduring anonymity that implies.†   (source)
  • It was a measure of my success at anonymity that Alexander, that most ambitious of freshmen, did not know my name.†   (source)
  • It's also possible that he worked for Säpo as an expert or source or whatever title you want to give him, and that there was good reason to offer him a false identity and anonymity.†   (source)
  • I continued with the way of life which I had adopted, still hugging the aimlessness and the anonymity about me like a blanket.†   (source)
  • It was the relic of the sense of chastity that dictated anonymity to women even so late as the nineteenth century.†   (source)
  • Thus the tales are both pitiless and terrorless—suffused with the joy of a transcendent anonymity regarding itself in all of the self-centered, battling egos that are born and die in time.†   (source)
  • Anonymity runs in their blood.†   (source)
  • His personal ambitions being totally dissolved, he no longer tries to live but willingly relaxes to whatever may come to pass in him; he becomes, that is to say, an anonymity.†   (source)
  • I like their anonymity.†   (source)
  • It was a fine feeling once they were above the cowbells of the highest pastures—Dick looked forward to the night in the shack, enjoying his own fatigue, enjoying the captaincy of the guide, feeling a delight in his own anonymity.†   (source)
  • Under such circumstances, Nurse Schildknecht had no longer been able to refrain from lifting the veil of anonymity and disclosing the donors' names.†   (source)
  • All the most strenuous efforts on the part of my spies have failed to discover who he is; whilst the others are the hands, he is the head, who beneath this strange anonymity calmly works at the destruction of France.†   (source)
  • Chauvelin had sworn to bring the Scarlet Pimpernel to the guillotine, and now the daring plotter, whose anonymity hitherto had been his safeguard, stood revealed through her own hand, to his most bitter, most relentless enemy.†   (source)
  • He had also been sent flowers— violets from Nice, heavy with the scent of earth—"from two fellow patients, with best wishes for recovery"; anonymity, however, had now become merely a matter of form, and everyone knew from whom such gifts came.†   (source)
  • Ah! there was a man she might have loved, had he come her way: everything in him appealed to her romantic imagination; his personality, his strength, his bravery, the loyalty of those who served under him in that same noble cause, and, above all, that anonymity which crowned him, as if with a halo of romantic glory.†   (source)
  • A burning curiosity seized her to know him: although for months she had heard of him and had accepted his anonymity, as everyone else in society had done; but now she longed to know—quite impersonally, quite apart from Armand, and oh! quite apart from Chauvelin—only for her own sake, for the sake of the enthusiastic admiration she had always bestowed on his bravery and cunning.†   (source)
  • The hole had the dark anonymity of the confessional, and a soul on the verge of death had no time for lies.†   (source)
  • It was not anybody's room, and the faintscent of cheap cosmetics and the few feminine objects and the other evidences of crude and hopeless efforts to feminise itbut added to its anonymity, givingit that dead and stereotyped transience of rooms in assignation houses.†   (source)
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