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Definition a short story that is true — often told for amusement or to make a point
  • Her autobiography is sprinkled with amusing anecdotes.
anecdotes = short true stories
  • She is good at making a point in an interesting and memorable way with an anecdote.
  • anecdote = short story that is true
  • 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
  • Then has a funny anecdote about the perils of the Capitol showers.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • anecdote = short story that is true
  • We often pass the time amusing ourselves with anecdotes about you.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • anecdotes = short, true stories
  • Each one poured into the conversation his store of wise sad anecdotes and his dry regret about the race of men.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • anecdotes = short, true stories
  • Anyway he related long pointless anecdotes of his undergraduate days,
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • anecdotes = short stories (of things that really happened)
  • Billy Pilgrim had not heard this anecdote.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • anecdote = a short story that is true — often told for amusement or to make a point
  • He would delight them equally by his anecdotes of witchcraft, and...
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • anecdotes = short, true stories
  • My father was telling them anecdotes and expounding his own views on the situation.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • anecdotes = short, true stories
  • We traded stupid family anecdotes, like the time when Cass almost burned down the house with her Easy-Bake Oven, or when my father drank a huge glass of clam juice, thinking it was lemonade.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • anecdotes = short, true stories
  • The question is connected with the following anecdote of past times...
    Dostoyevsky, Fyodor  --  The Idiot
  • Dean's anecdote of his first attempt at enlightening the darkness in which he had been reared...
    Bronte, Emily  --  Wuthering Heights
  • It may be judged by this single anecdote, what the character of Colbert was.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  Ten Years Later
  • They could describe an entertainment with accuracy, relate an anecdote with humour, and laugh at their acquaintance with spirit.
    Austen, Jane  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • I heard a characteristic anecdote of what took place some time ago in the south.
    Darwin, Charles  --  The Voyage of the Beagle
  • He was telling a long anecdote, laughing at it, throwing a crust of bread at an adjacent waiter, and refilling his glass at the same time.
    Wodehouse, Pelham Grenville  --  Uneasy Money
  • And now, when he related again the picturesque little anecdote about the examiner and his boots, he laughed.
    Maugham, W. Somerset  --  Of Human Bondage
  • She was evidently a copious talker, and now poured forth a breathless stream of anecdote and comment.
    Maugham, W. Somerset  --  Moon and Sixpence

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