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a nuhk doh tuhl

  • a  having the character of an anecdote
    anecdotal evidence
  • s  characterized by or given to telling anecdotes
    anecdotal conversation
    an anecdotal history of jazz

  • The source of their concern: a number of scientific studies and anecdotal reports that have surfaced over the past year showing that severely depressed youngsters who take the .
  • There is too much anecdotal evidence to permit real doubt.
  • The anti-vaxxers yell loud and long, but their evidence is anecdotal and doesn't hold up to scrutiny.
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  • Integrating the Enterprise's Old and New Worlds
    With nearly every market forecast and growing anecdotal evidence pointing to escalating demand for cloud-based alternatives to traditional on-premises systems and software, the challenges of integrating the new on-demand solutions to existing applications and data sources are becoming even more critical. Data integration continues to be a pivotal part of successful "as a Service" adoption.
    June 15, 2013 - E-Commerce Times
  • Iran clamps lid on election
    TEHRAN, Iran - Iranian authorities reported heavy turnout in presidential voting Friday, extending polling hours three times to accommodate what appeared to be a late surge of interest. Anecdotal evidence suggested that Tehran's mayor and a moderate cleric were garnering the strongest support, outdistancing their four conservative rivals.
    June 15, 2013 - Worcester Telegram & Gazette
  • Study: Parts of Western U.S. Beginning to Experience 'Dust Bowl-Like Conditions'
    Anecdotal evidence suggests an uptick in dust storms in the Western United States.
    June 11, 2013 - US News & World Report

  • Steve Buyer in Guardian Unlimited
    When decision makers do no have reliable data, we must rely on anecdotal evidence,said Rep. Steve Buyer, R-Ind. "While these may help inform us, it does not help us to develop strategies to diminish the risk and prevent incidents of...
  • Robert Gates in Vancouver Sun
    No one would deny that signs of progress are tentative at this point, that they are almost anecdotal,US Defence Secretary Robert Gates told reporters. "I hope that by the end of year, we will be able to demonstrate that we are making...
  • Rob Andrew in AFP
    Injuries are becoming an increasing concern within the game at large,said Andrew......We can't continue with this level of injury. "The anecdotal view from players and coaches in the Premiership is that the increased collisions because of...

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