English edit

Adverb edit

onymously (not comparable)

  1. (rare) In an onymous manner; having a name.
    • 1859, Paul Bell [Henry Chorley], Roccabella, volume 1, London: James Blackwood, →OCLC, page 226:
      But divulge it to Mrs. Rick I must and will—anonymously or onymously.
    • 1920, Stephen Paget, Sir Victor Horsley, New York: Harcourt, Brace and Howe, →OCLC, page 86:
      Article is clearly by —, and he anonymously or onymously is not worth powder and shot.
    • 1953 December, The Massachusetts Teacher, volume 33, number 3, Massachusetts Teachers Association, →OCLC, page 20, column 3:
      But whether or not you order the book, you’ll write us on the Doormat Theory, won’t you, onymously or anonymously, as you choose. We’ll respect your confidence. Thank you.
    • 1995, Seán Burke, “The Ethics of Signature”, in Seán Burke, editor, Authorship: From Plato to the Postmodern, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, →ISBN, page 287:
      At one and the same time, the same person might well be in favour of discursive anonymity in the case of a text like the Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion while declaring a social right and need to identify the author of a text such as The Garden of Fascism. Indeed, the higher ethical demand in the case of persecuted authors is not for a rearguard policy of anonymity but to ensure that an individual may write onymously without threat of reprisal: pseudonymity and dissimulation being within the grasp of most authors, the freedom to identify oneself as the author of a particular discourse is commonly assumed as a right of citizenship. To recommend anonymity per se is complicit with or at least acquiescent before the very totalitarian forces that provoke such a consideration in the first place.
    • 1998 April 17, Mike Barnes, “Clean up calls”, in alt.usage.english[1] (Usenet):
      >May I quote your text anonomously[sic] in the FAQ?
      Yes, or anonymously, or onymously.
    • 1999 July 3, Padideh, “WTB: "Down With USA" T- Shirts”, in sci.military.naval[2] (Usenet):
      >I find it rather strange that someone who posts insults about
      >Americans does so anonymously from a US Account.
      >Sounds a little like another disaffected ex-pat who
      >likes the life style too much to go home.
      >When you have the balls to post under your own name
      >you can call other people cowards.
      If someone happened to be posting insults about Americans from a US
      account onymously, would that someone no longer qualify as a disafftected[sic],
      damned, detestable rebellious expat?
    • 2002 April 17, Rob Bullock, “Will someone please open a g*d-d*mned bookstore near Lincoln Square.”, in chi.general[3] (Usenet):
      I guess one would have no need to hide from activity already participated in onymously.
    • 2003 October 27, David Goldfarb, “LiveJournal roll call”, in rec.arts.sf.fandom[4] (Usenet):
      >Do you have any LiveJournals you'd like to or are willing to own up to
      >here on RASFF? If so, what is/are your username/s?
      Sort of. I got a code from Jo so that I could comment onymously,
      but I have never actually posted anything to my journal. I've chosen
      the stunningly original user name "davidgoldfarb".
    • 2005 September 27, Toshiaki Kakii, Yoichi Hata, Hisao Maki, Videoconference system, terminal equipment included therein and data delivery method[5], Google Patents, US6950119B2, column 15:
      At this time, the comment information transmitted and received can be transmitted and received either anonymously or onymously.
    • 2006, Sonja Nikkila, Pseudonymity, Authorship, Selfhood[6] (thesis), Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh, page 35:
      Jane Austen’s “name” is built of layers of novel titles: Sense and Sensibility (1811), famously, was “By a Lady,” but Pride and Prejudice, two years later, officially christened “the author of Sense and Sensibility.”16 Emma (1816), the last novel published in her lifetime, awarded Austen the authorial “etcetera”: “by the Author of Pride and Prejudice &c. &c.”17 [] Persuasion and Northanger Abbey appeared posthumously with Henry Austen’s “Biographical Notice of the Author” — the 1818 Nelson Classic edition was published onymously.
    • 2008, Kerry Walk, Teaching with Writing, Princeton: Trustees of Princeton University, →OCLC, page 7:
      While it usually makes sense to workshop current students’ writing onymously—that is, with their names attached—you should strip all identifying information from writing by students who aren’t part of the classroom experience.
    • 2016, Serkan Şendağ, Sacip Toker, “Factors Affecting Participation of Preservice Teachers in E-Democracy”, in Journal of Educational Technology, volume 13, number 2, →ISSN, ERIC EJ1131782, page 32:
      In anonymous participation, people do not reveal their identity, and use nicknames rather than real names. In contrast, people participating onymously are willing to share their real identity (full name, occupation, e-mail, etc.).
    • 2021, Gergely Horzsa, Rural Development and Migration[7] (dissertation), Budapest: Corvinus University of Budapest, →DOI, page 4:
      I owe many thanks to those scholars keeping track of my work at different stages, who expressed their opinions and reviewed my works either anonymously or onymously, and gave guidance regarding my possible further steps.