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the state or quality of being .
an person:
some fine poetry attributed to anonymities.
Contemporary Examples

Arm people with a cloak of anonymity and a shield of non-accountability, and watch the cavalcade of crazy charge.
Solange Is Blue Ivy’s Mom and Other Crazy Conspiracy Theories Kevin Fallon May 14, 2014

anonymity—as the author of O has discovered—became part of a promotional game, teasing the public.
The Real Story of “O” Robert McCrum January 22, 2011

Yet a former BBG Global employee, speaking on the condition of anonymity, sees things differently.
Two Companies Accused of Fleecing U.S. Troops R.M. Schneiderman March 5, 2012

Another Napa State doctor, who spoke to The Daily Beast on the condition of anonymity, agrees.
Inside a Hospital for the Criminally Insane Caitlin Dickson September 14, 2014

“Egyptians can come here without a visa,” the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity during a background briefing.
Turkey Takes in ‘Terrorists’ from the Muslim Brotherhood Thomas Seibert September 18, 2014

Historical Examples

He indulges his malevolence, and airs his ignorance, under a veil of anonymity.
Flowers of Freethought George W. Foote

I’m only a plain man, and I want to know where the fun of anonymity comes in?
The Big Bow Mystery I. Zangwill

I love the flowers, but anything in the shape of anonymity is unfair, and I resent it.
The Penalty Gouverneur Morris

The time is very favorable for the disappearance of your anonymity.
The Branding Iron Katharine Newlin Burt

He has, however, missed the key to this anonymity; viz., that the book was known to be a personal satirical libel.
A Chronicle History of the Life and Work of William Shakespeare Frederick Gard Fleay


1820; see anonym + -ity. In same sense anonymousness is recorded from 1802.


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