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synonyms for anecdotes

  • episode
  • gag
  • narration
  • narrative
  • reminiscence
  • short story
  • sketch
  • tale
  • tall tale
  • yarn
  • chestnut
  • incident
  • recital
  • relation
  • fairy tale
  • fish story
  • long and short of it
  • old chestnut
  • tall story
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How to use anecdotes in a sentence

If many anecdotes lack originality, they are still good stories, enhanced by an audiobook’s power to give listeners the immediacy of voices.
FAMILIAR FAUCI ANECDOTES, TOLD WITH A BROOKLYN ACCENTAMY GOLDSTEINOCTOBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
She writes of political passion dispassionately, with well-tempered anecdotes and salient facts.
FOUR PRESIDENTS WHO PUT VIRGINIA’S STAMP ON EARLY AMERICAANDREW BURSTEINOCTOBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
End with a brief anecdote or recollection about the deceased that shows him in a good light, and of which the widow may not have been aware.
MISS MANNERS: GROOM’S MOTHER WANTS TO CONTRIBUTE MORE THAN MONEY TO THE WEDDINGJUDITH MARTIN, NICHOLAS MARTIN, JACOBINA MARTINOCTOBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Never mind that the numbers of votes involved are insignificant or that such anecdotes would count for little in the courts or legislatures where a contested outcome would be decided.
FACTS AREN’T THE MOST POWERFUL TOOL IN THE EVENT OF A CONTESTED ELECTIONGEOFFREY COLVINOCTOBER 13, 2020FORTUNE
The research, conducted by two economists at UK universities, suggests this phenomenon is more than just anecdote.
DO COUNTRIES WITH FEMALE LEADERS TRULY FARE BETTER WITH COVID-19?ALEXANDRA OSSOLAJULY 9, 2020QUARTZ
He likes to have plenty of time to express all his ideas and tell you a good many anecdotes in between!
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
They consisted of travels, reflections, plans of literary works, and personal anecdotes.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
Scotland is perhaps the only country whose anecdotes alone would suffice to give an exact idea of her inhabitants.
FRIEND MAC DONALDMAX O'RELL
Irish anecdotes are exceedingly droll; but they only tend to show the thoughtless side of the Irish character.
FRIEND MAC DONALDMAX O'RELL
There are a good many anecdotes afloat about him and his odd way of doing things, before he grew up to manhood.
MIKE MARBLEUNCLE FRANK
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