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plagiarism

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Definition the act of presenting someone's words or ideas as if they were your own
  • software that detects plagiarism by searching for phrases in books and on the Internet
  • Or just a plagiarized manuscript?
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • If the fictional entry is found on another cartographer's map, it becomes clear a map has been plagiarized.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • 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
  • He had handed me the same fatherly guff I was now plagiarizing.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • He mocked Yoyo's plagiarized words.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • 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
  • "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
  • And appropriate, considering they plagiarized my childhood for the books.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • It was Madeline's second plagiarism of her cousin.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • 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
  • 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
  • Plagiarist!
    ZZ Packer  --  Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
  • 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
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • 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
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • 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
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • 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
  • 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
(editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)

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