Origin of anecdote
How to use anecdote in a sentence
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
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
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.
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.Thank God! To the Church, This Transgender Woman Is Just a Skank|Emily Shire|October 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He likes to have plenty of time to express all his ideas and tell you a good many anecdotes in between!Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
They consisted of travels, reflections, plans of literary works, and personal anecdotes.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
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.Mike Marble|Uncle Frank