anecdote anecdote  /ˈæ nək ˌdoʊt/


  • (n) short account of an incident (especially a biographical one)

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  • The anecdotes that he naratted were very pithy.


  1. Within days of draft, Hernandez threatened Welker

    Stories continue to accumulate about the signs in Aaron Hernandez’s background, stories that paint a more complete if complicated picture about his character. And according to the Boston Globe, he flashed a temper and made threats to one of the Patriots’ respected veterans within days of arriving for work. In an anecdote near the bottom…
    on June 21, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: ProFootballTalk

  2. Opinion: Bull riding is serious stuff

    I like to see and experience things, if only so that I can have a readily available story to tell or anecdote to share. I have seen kangaroo boxing in Australia and midget wrestling in Thailand. Heck, I’ve even seen Canadian football — go Saskatchewan Roughriders! But for far too long I had neglected something in my very own back yard.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Southern Illinoisan


  1. "He's not a man of many words, you know. He shows up and says what he's hoping for, sets it up and puts it to film," Zellweger said. "Everything was just so comfortable and easy. Maybe that says more than any anecdote I might come up with....
    on Sep 29, 2008 By: Renee Zellweger Source: San Jose Mercury News

  2. Tarrant added: "Kids are funny, magical and always surprising. What parent hasn't told an anecdote about the funny things their children say? This show totally captures the spirit and the inherent comedy of children - it's the kind of family...
    on Jul 1, 2009 By: Chris Tarrant Source: Broadcastnow

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