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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work. Also: One who uses another's work in such a manner.

Usage examples (30)
  • "plagiary" are obvious: modern adaptations of classics -- Man of La Mancha, West Side Story, etc.
  • He is a great plagiary of tavern wit, and comes to sermons only that he may talk of Austin.
  • Should we say Lord Plunket had read these passages, and is thereby convicted of eloquent plagiary?
  • Now be this so: according to the dogmas of some critics, Lord Plunket may be convicted of an eloquent plagiary. for more
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