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anecdote
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Ethan Frome
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anecdote
Used in
Ethan Frome
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  • Her mind was a store-house of innocuous anecdote and any question about her acquaintances brought forth a volume of detail; but on the subject of Ethan Frome I found her unexpectedly reticent.  (not reviewed by editor)

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  • Her autobiography is sprinkled with amusing anecdotes.

  • a moving anecdote that belies the real problem

  • The power of illustrative anecdotes often lies not in how well they present reality, but in how well they reflect the core beliefs of their audience.
    David P. Mikkelson

  • We often pass the time amusing ourselves with anecdotes about you.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day

  • Billy Pilgrim had not heard this anecdote.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five

  • My father was telling them anecdotes and expounding his own views on the situation.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
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