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anecdote
used in Gulliver's Travels

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Definition
a short story that is true — often told for amusement or to make a point
  • Here I discovered the roguery and ignorance of those who pretend to write anecdotes, or secret history; who send so many kings to their graves with a cup of poison; will repeat the discourse between a prince and chief minister, where no witness was by; unlock the thoughts and cabinets of ambassadors and secretaries of state; and have the perpetual misfortune to be mistaken.
    Part 3 — A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, .... (71% in)

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