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anecdote
used in In Cold Blood

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Definition
a short story that is true — often told for amusement or to make a point
  • The anecdote elevated Dick's opinion of Little Perry; he began to see more of him, and, like Willie-Jay, though for dissimilar reasons, gradually decided that Perry possessed unusual and valuable qualities.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (73% in)
  • But he was not isolated, there were people to talk to, a plentiful turnover of drunkards, forgers, wife-beaters, and Mexican vagrants; and Dick, with his light-hearted "con-man" patter, his sex anecdotes and gamy jokes, was popular with the inmates (though there was one who had no use for him whatever-an old man who hissed at him: "Killer!
    4 — The Corner (12% in)

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