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Examples of 'Anecdote' in a Sentence


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  • With the assistance of Pagett, I invent insipid anecdotes about them.
  • He won't let me invent anecdotes about the people I might have met but haven't.
  • I merely quoted the anecdote as an illustration of the customs, so genially frank, of the sixteenth century.
  • The table roared with hysteric laughter at one of this woman's anecdotes.
  • This anecdote I had from my uncle Benjamin.
  • Dear Son: I have ever had pleasure in obtaining any little anecdotes of my ancestors.

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  • He told me the following anecdote of his old master, William Penn, respecting defense.
  • It is our purpose to give some anecdotes of Edward and Julia, and not their history.
  • Well, my dear, it's a pretty anecdote.
  • "It has never been more than a family anecdote."
  • But these are little matters of anecdote--the general property, ma'am--still repeated occasionally among the upper classes.
  • 'Have the goodness to reserve your anecdotes till they are called for.'
  • He was about to favour us with a little anecdote connected with it, when you entered.
  • At this anecdote his Lordship laughed very heartily, as did the listeners, of course.
  • The other three cordially subscribed to this opinion, and the anecdote afforded the most unlimited satisfaction.
  • Enough of your vile, nasty anecdotes, depraved vile, sensual man!
  • "You'd better tell me some anecdote!" said Ivan miserably.
  • That anecdote about the quadrillion years, I made up myself!
  • Your Paris anecdote is rather to the point, Pyotr Alexandrovitch.
  • You know you're telling lies and that that stupid anecdote isn't true.
  • In any case the anecdote made a certain favorable impression on the public.
  • The anecdote is so characteristic that I couldn't have taken it from anywhere.
  • There is an anecdote precisely on our subject, or rather a legend, not an anecdote.
  • I made up that anecdote and told it to a schoolfellow called Korovkin, it was at Moscow....
  • I told you your anecdote you'd forgotten, on purpose, so as to destroy your faith in me completely.
  • Knowing that you are inclined to believe in me, I administered some disbelief by telling you that anecdote.
  • "Allow me to tell you one little anecdote, gentlemen," Miüsov said impressively, with a peculiarly majestic air.
  • I will tell you instead, gentlemen, another interesting and rather characteristic anecdote of Ivan Fyodorovitch himself.
  • And you, gentlemen, I assure you my anecdote is the naked truth.
  • How very curious, point for point the same anecdote, and happening at different ends of Europe!
  • Evgenie Pavlovitch continued some apparently extremely funny and interesting anecdote to Alexandra, speaking quickly and with much animation.
  • Amy smiled and told another anecdote of the great editor.
  • The short story was Maupassant; the anecdote was damnable.
  • He told me some anecdotes.
  • The Journalist tried to relieve the tension by telling anecdotes of Hettie Potter.
  • An amusing anecdote is related of him in his professional career.
  • Theron did not feel sure that he had understood the point of the anecdote.
  • The genial talk of the priest, with its whimsical anecdote, had in truth passed over his head.
  • I could not have hoped to entertain you with Irish anecdotes during a ten miles' drive.
  • He was storing his memory with anecdotes and noble names.
  • Lady Catherine was generally speaking—stating the mistakes of the three others, or relating some anecdote of herself.
  • But let me tell you one little anecdote, sir; just to show you.
  • This anecdote, as might be expected, has not escaped the aqua fortis of criticism.
  • Stepan Arkadyevitch's anecdote too was very amusing.
  • And so the anecdote ended.
  • Most of the anecdotes, if not relating to the state service, related to people in the service.
  • And we listened to his anecdote.
  • The anecdote met with instantaneous success, and I hurried away into the dark.
  • And then with diabolic art he made a feint at wandering to new fields of anecdote.
  • As the teacher concluded this anecdote we reached his door.
  • Another anecdote is so close to my matter, that I must hazard the story.
  • He cannot step from off his tripod, and give us anecdotes of his inspirations.
  • His garden or his poultry-yard--very paltry places it may be--tells him many pleasant anecdotes.
  • And I told the common people--oah, such tales and anecdotes!
  • Sometimes he interjected anecdotes.
  • And he told an anecdote that set the table laughing.
  • He poured out anecdote after anecdote.
  • And now, when he related again the picturesque little anecdote about the examiner and his boots, he laughed.
  • Let nobody laugh at the unique anecdote here related.
  • Pray, madam, shall I tell you some little anecdotes about my Lady Bareacres, your mamma?
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