plagiarist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n plagiarist someone who uses another person's words or ideas as if they were his own
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Plagiarist One who plagiarizes, or purloins the words, writings, or ideas of another, and passes them off as his own; a literary thief; a plagiary.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n plagiarist One who plagiarizes; one who is guilty of plagiarism.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Plagiarist one who plagiarises
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Quotations

  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
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    “The intimate revelations of young men, or at least the terms in which they express them, are usually plagiaristic and marred by obvious suppressions.”
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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    “Plagiarists are always suspicious of being stolen from.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
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    “Plagiarists at least have the quality of preservation.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. plagiaire—L. plagiarius, a kidnapper—plaga, a net.

Usage

In literature:

The strawberry is no more a plagiarist than the smilax, nor the grape than the nettle.
"The Foot-path Way" by Bradford Torrey
Yet, neither the one nor the other, as far as we know, was a plagiarist.
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
All Poets, ancient and modern, are mere plagiarists, if Moses was uninspired.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. III, No IV, April 1863" by Various
There are few great artists, but thousands of charlatans and plagiarists.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
Your note about the resemblance of her verses to mine gave me great joy, though it only proved me a plagiarist.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Satie is hardly a plagiarist, though the value of his revolution is doubtful.
"Ivory Apes and Peacocks" by James Huneker
Why are plagiarists like seashore lodging-house keepers with newly married couples?
"The Handbook of Conundrums" by Edith B. Ordway
Even so, however, he is no mere plagiarist.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
The whole of this plagiarist's pamphlet is bad enough.
"Rural Rides" by William Cobbett
Yet it would be a mistake to think Ariosto was a mere plagiarist or that he lacked originality.
"Studies in the Poetry of Italy" by Oscar Kuhns
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In news:

The Ice Age gang look offscreen, perhaps eyeing the huge pile of cash their movie will make in spite of being plagiaristic, middling and offensively dull.
Phillips Richard Land, Southern Baptist Head Ethicist , Is a Plagiarist.
(FORTUNE Magazine) – In Benjamin Cheever's novel The Plagiarist, a marketing executive becomes an industry legend by adding one word to shampoo bottles: REPEAT.
Is Bob Dylan a Plagiarist, or the New Paul Revere .
There are tools to catch plagiarists in action.
Phillips Richard Land, Southern Baptist Head Ethicist, Is a Plagiarist .
Is Bob Dylan a Plagiarist , or the New Paul Revere.
Advice to a Self- Plagiarist .
Software Catches (and Also Helps) Young Plagiarists.
Memo to all plagiarists, fabricators, jailhouse-memoirists and other literary charlatans: This is a story about a writer.
Only in this crowd does a plagiarist with hair plugs get venerated as " authentic " and original.
The plagiarist defrauds readers by leading them to believe that he has come by the facts of his story first-hand-that he vouches for the accuracy of the facts and interpretations under his byline.
But as long as people have been writing, there have been plagiarists, too.
Phillips Richard Land, Southern Baptist Head Ethicist, Is a Plagiarist.
God's Plagiarist: Being an Account of the Fabulous Industry and Irregular Commerce of the Abbé Migne by R. Howard Bloch University of Chicago Press, 152 pp.
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