Usage examples for anonymity

  1. It was a masterpiece of anonymity – Felony by James Causey
  2. Our practice has been signature as the standing rule, occasionally suspended in favour of anonymity when there seemed to be sufficient reason. – Studies in Literature by John Morley
  3. But an old man had both respect and anonymity – What The Left Hand Was Doing by Gordon Randall Garrett
  4. I take this opportunity of thanking Mr. Grego, my neighbour Mr. McKenzie, Mr. Willert Beale, and Mr. Maitland for their help in various ways; not forgetting the Eton boy, whose anonymity I preserve according to his desire. – John Leech, His Life and Work. Vol. 1 by William Powell Frith
  5. Those thirty men represented types of almost all the social grades, and to a man they were seeking the shelter of anonymity in that monastery of action, the Foreign Legion. – The Truants by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  6. So set in his anonymity was he that Charles Baudelaire, his critical discoverer, was forced to write a long essay about his work and only refer to the artist as C. G. The poet relates that once when Thackeray spoke to Guys in a London newspaper office and congratulated him on his bold sketches in the Illustrated London News, the fiery little man resented the praise as an outrage. – Promenades of an Impressionist by James Huneker
  7. I have been strongly tempted to omit altogether the next book which I wrote; but, as this is to be a sincere narrative of my life and its work, I must pierce the veil of anonymity and own up to " An Agnostic's Progress." – An Autobiography by Catherine Helen Spence
  8. In the flickering light, Hawksworth could make out what seemed to be grapples, flashing from the shore, pulling the floating bodies of the dead and dying to anonymity – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  9. It wasn't so easy, he decided, being a sophomore transfer student from a big city college, where almost everything went and there was a certain amount of anonymity in the very size of the classes, to a small town college where every face, after a week or so, was familiar. – My Shipmate--Columbus by Stephen Wilder
  10. I quite agreed to your proposals as to my anonymity at the time when I was up in Scotland, but the thing's a secret no longer with the people who count. – The Zeppelin's Passenger by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  11. On the stage she was a marked woman and her movements could be followed for at least three hours in the day, and she was anxious for more anonymity – Jack O' Judgment by Edgar Wallace
  12. Therefore, though he helped in circulating copies of the manuscript, Erasmus did his utmost, for the rest of his life, to preserve its anonymity and when it was universally known and had appeared in print, and he was presumed to be the author, he always cautiously denied the fact; although he was careful to use such terms as to avoid a formal denial. – Erasmus and the Age of Reformation by Johan Huizinga
  13. Another friend, who sent us some notes and a few drawings, insists on remaining anonymous, so we can only send our thanks to him with similar anonymity – Thought-Forms by Annie Besant C.W. Leadbeater
  14. I refer to the fact that though no one has come forward openly to claim the child, indirect efforts to induce her to leave us are continually being made by persons who seem to desire anonymity – The Master Mummer by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  15. Baffled by their anonymity they demand identifications. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  16. Your anonymity has come to an end. – The Devil's Paw by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  17. Besides the capital instance of his anonymity as regards the novels, Scott several times seemed to amuse himself in perplexing the public. – Sir Walter Scott as a Critic of Literature by Margaret Ball
  18. Anonymity is the chief characteristic of hand tools of the last three centuries. – Woodworking Tools 1600-1900 by Peter C. Welsh
  19. In 1824, when he was still in the shades of anonymity he wrote and published two by no means despicable pamphlets in favor of Primogeniture and the Jesuits, the latter of which was reprinted in 1880 at the last Jesuitenhetze in France. – The Human Comedy Introductions and Appendix by Honore de Balzac Commentator: George Saintsbury