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anagram

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Definition a word or phrase spelled by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase
  • "Eleven plus two" is an anagram for "twelve plus one."
  • Hema pulled out the telegram more than once, studying the letters, looking for a hopeful anagram.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • A parable of the soul, as his Latin teacher had pointed out so sententiously, Amina being a crude anagram for anima.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • "Jeova Sanctus Unus is an anagram of a famous alchemist's name in Latin?"
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • And this is the anagrammatic method.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver's Travels
  • With more than enough time to kill, I started in again—rearranging them, trying to create anagrams, substituting different letters for others.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • "I heard it's an anagram for Ratner Tolb."
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • They were all masters of checkers and chess and bridge and cribbage and dominoes and anagrams and charades and Ping-Pong and billiards, as well.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • You can come if you want to play anagrams.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Felicity and I nearly burst with laughter, for only we realize that that is an anagram of her name, Ann Bradshaw.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • Few people realized that anagrams, despite being a trite modern amusement, had a rich history of sacred symbolism.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • "Imagine a situation" was a game she'd invented where Colin found the anagrams and then Katherine imagined an anagrammatic situation.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • I reckon two down is an anagram of early bat, don't you?
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
  • But the decline of my fortunes at McGraw-Hill began with the arrival of a new editor in chief, whom I secretly called the Weasel—a near-anagram of his actual surname.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • I shift the words around, trying to form a sentence that makes sense, and when that fails, I move the letters around to see if each one might be an anagram for something else.
    Marie Lu  --  Legend
  • Anagram!
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • He found it impossible to study conic sections; something in their calm and tantalizing respectability breathing defiantly through Mr. Rooney's fetid parlors distorted their equations into insoluble anagrams.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • The word: she tried to prevent it sounding in her thoughts, and yet it danced through them obscenely, a typographical demon, juggling vague, insinuating anagrams—an uncle and a nut, the Latin for next, an Old English king attempting to turn back the tide.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • He won the Evening American's first prize of five dollars with this, and one of my jobs was to see that what was sent out to contests, anagrams on the names of presidents or on the capitals of states, or elephants composed of tiny numbers (making what sum?
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • And even then he couldn't help but anagram.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines

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