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anecdote
used in The Remains of the Day

6 uses
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Definition
a short story that is true — often told for amusement or to make a point
  • We often pass the time amusing ourselves with anecdotes about you.
    4a — Day 4 - Afternoon (62% in)
anecdotes = short, true stories
  • As I say, at Darlington Hall too, many a visiting employee would bring the latest tales of Mr Neighbours' achievements, so that I and the likes of Mr Graham would have to share the frustrating experience of hearing anecdote after anecdote relating to him.
    1e — Day 1 - Evening (32% in)
  • As I say, at Darlington Hall too, many a visiting employee would bring the latest tales of Mr Neighbours' achievements, so that I and the likes of Mr Graham would have to share the frustrating experience of hearing anecdote after anecdote relating to him.
    1e — Day 1 - Evening (33% in)
  • And most frustrating of all would be having to witness at the conclusion of each such anecdote otherwise decent employees shaking their heads in wonder and uttering phrases like: "That Mr Neighbours, he really is the best."
    1e — Day 1 - Evening (33% in)
  • Meanwhile, the General, having no idea of my father's feelings, took full opportunity to relate anecdotes of his military accomplishments - as of course many military gentlemen are wont to do to their valets in the privacy of their rooms.
    1e — Day 1 - Evening (88% in)
  • On several occasions I witnessed his lordship make attempts to draw M. Dupont aside for some private conversation, only for Mr Lewis smilingly to impose himself upon them with some remark like: "Pardon me, gentlemen, but there's something that's been greatly puzzling me," so that his lordship soon found himself having to listen to some more of Mr Lewis' jovial anecdotes.
    2m — Day 2 - Morning (71% in)

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