noun, plural an·ec·dotes or, for 2, an·ec·do·ta [an-ik-doh-tuh]. /ˌæn ɪkˈdoʊ tə/.
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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 accent|Amy Goldstein|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
She writes of political passion dispassionately, with well-tempered anecdotes and salient facts.Four presidents who put Virginia’s stamp on early America|Andrew Burstein|October 30, 2020|Washington 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 wedding|Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin|October 29, 2020|Washington 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 election|Geoffrey Colvin|October 13, 2020|Fortune
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 Ossola|July 9, 2020|Quartz
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.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The anecdotes all reveal something uncomfortably schizophrenic about our world…but even so: what has gotten into this woman?
Picasso, that volcanic talker, filled volumes with his anecdotes, aphorisms, and witticisms.Rackstraw Downes’s Art and Essays Are Two Sides of the Same Genius|Bill Morris|June 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I am like a human search engine of sentimental quotes and anecdotes.Read Jon Favreau’s Full Commencement Address to College of the Holy Cross|Jon Favreau|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It mostly consisted of how the inner man should be sustained, and of anecdotes of agility in avoiding shot and shell.South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. IV (of 6)|Louis Creswicke
I feel that these anecdotes seem to belie her exquisite refinement, the rapidity and delicacy of her mental movement.Some Diversions of a Man of Letters|Edmund William Gosse
One might continue these anecdotes for as long as the young man's poem lasted, and perhaps hold as large an audience.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
Prudence, instructed by experience, enters a general caution against all anecdotes particularly striking.History of England from the fall of Wolsey to the death of Elizabeth. Vol. III|James Anthony Froude
I told him the truth, even resorting to anecdotes about riding freight cars, to make myself clear.My Life|Josiah Flynt