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 Meanings and Examples of ANECDOTE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  short account of amusing or interesting event; short narrative; secret story of history or biography
Classic Sentence: (22 in 2 pages)
1  Victor had grown hilarious, and was attempting to tell an anecdote about a Mexican girl who served chocolate one winter in a restaurant in Dauphine Street.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XV
2  Justice, too, obliges the author to state that the fairness of mind and generosity attributed to St. Clare are not without a parallel, as the following anecdote will show.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLV
3  An anecdote was on the tip of her tongue, about a public lavatory built to celebrate the same occasion, and how the Mayor.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 7
4  This led him to Paganini, and we sat for an hour over a bottle of claret while he told me anecdote after anecdote of that extraordinary man.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In II. The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
5  After the anecdote the conversation broke up into insignificant small talk about the last and next balls, about theatricals, and who would meet whom, and when and where.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V
6  Magnitski, addressing himself to Speranski, was relating an anecdote, and Speranski was laughing in advance at what Magnitski was going to say.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER XVIII
7  They could describe an entertainment with accuracy, relate an anecdote with humour, and laugh at their acquaintance with spirit.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 11
8  I find that the most effective medicine for such individuals is administered at first in the form of a story, although I never tell an anecdote simply for the sake of telling one.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XV.
9  In particular did Khlobuev expand, and wax full of civility and friendliness, and scatter witticisms and anecdotes to right and left.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
10  Porfiry Platonovitch made his appearance and told various anecdotes; he had just come back from the town.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIX
11  At dinner the conversation did not cease for a moment and seemed to consist of the contents of a book of funny anecdotes.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER XVIII
12  Most of the anecdotes, if not relating to the state service, related to people in the service.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER XVIII
13  And as usual when speaking of Pierre, she began to tell anecdotes of his absent-mindedness, some of which had even been invented about him.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER XXIV
14  Even for his classroom he had no platitudes, no stock of professorial anecdotes.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: I
15  Every lawyer learns over and over how strong a motive hate can be, but in my collection of legal anecdotes I had nothing to match this one.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: II
Example Sentence:
1  I've been using this anecdote to amuse my civilian friends for years!
2  Of all the millions who are moved by this historic occasion, while I am amongst these, my anecdote is and would be far less remarkable.
3  The anecdote was in such execrable taste that it revolted the audience.
4  He was a popular guest because his droll anecdotes were always entertaining.
5  My father was a gifted raconteur with an unlimited supply of anecdotes.
6  A born storyteller, my father loved to recount anecdotes about his early years in New York.
7  Leavening his decisions with humorous, down-to-earth anecdotes, Judge Walker was not at all the pedantic legal scholar.
8  The lecturer told a few jokes and anecdotes to add color to his talk.
9  He was telling interesting anecdotes about growing up in the neighborhood and the park.
10  Tindell grabbed his Philosophy Epistle File, quotes and anecdotes he'd been collecting since high school, and headed to Houston.
11  Below I will investigate the reasons why anecdotal evidence is unreliable and unacceptable evidence of scientific claims.