n. short account of amusing or interesting event; short narrative; secret story of history or biography
n. a short account or story of an incident used to support an argument; short account of an incident, often humorous.
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.
Tindell grabbed his Philosophy Epistle File, quotes and anecdotes he’d been collecting since high school, and headed to Houston.
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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
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
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 (1941) By Virginia Woolf Context
For the second of welcome encounter this workman with the bandit mustache and the muddy overalls seemed nearer than any one else to the credulous youth which she was seeking to fight beside her, and she told him, as a cheerful anecdote, a little of her story.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis Context
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
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
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