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She writes of political passion dispassionately, with well-tempered anecdotes and salient facts.

If many anecdotes lack originality, they are still good stories, enhanced by an audiobook’s power to give listeners the immediacy of voices.

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.

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.

From Fortune

The research, conducted by two economists at UK universities, suggests this phenomenon is more than just anecdote.

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The plot was a string of anecdotes from the senseless shootings of friends that Brinsley knew.

There was always time in our work sessions for stories and anecdotes.

He's dazzling, fielding questions, spinning out anecdotes and limericks, sounding 35 and hungry for publicity.

The anecdotes all reveal something uncomfortably schizophrenic about our world…but even so: what has gotten into this woman?

These deeply intimate anecdotes are what make Transmormon so moving.

He likes to have plenty of time to express all his ideas and tell you a good many anecdotes in between!

They consisted of travels, reflections, plans of literary works, and personal anecdotes.

Scotland is perhaps the only country whose anecdotes alone would suffice to give an exact idea of her inhabitants.

Irish anecdotes are exceedingly droll; but they only tend to show the thoughtless side of the Irish character.

There are a good many anecdotes afloat about him and his odd way of doing things, before he grew up to manhood.


On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to anecdotes, such as: sketch, episode, short story, narration, reminiscence, and yarn.

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