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Sample sentences for the GRE study word anecdote

anecdote can be used as a noun

1.Stepan Arkadyevitch's anecdote too was very amusing. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
2.In succession to the anecdote of the Arizona man, there had been a tough from 'Frisco, and an episode in the Rockies. - from The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
3.Lady Catherine was generally speaking--stating the mistakes of the three others, or relating some anecdote of herself. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
4.Dean's anecdote of his first attempt at enlightening the darkness in which he had been reared, I observed,--'But, Mrs. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
5.They could describe an entertainment with accuracy, relate an anecdote with humour, and laugh at their acquaintance with spirit. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
6."Ah, Princess Marya Borissovna, she's exquisite" said Stepan Arkadyevitch, and he told an anecdote about her which set them all laughing. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
7.'Some sleight-of-hand trick or other,' said the Medical Man, and Filby tried to tell us about a conjurer he had seen at Burslem but before he had finished his preface the Time Traveller came back, and Filby's anecdote collapsed. - from The Time Machine by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
8.After the anecdote the conversation broke up into insignificant small talk about the last and next balls, about theatricals, and who would meet whom, and when and where. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
9.He was storing his memory with anecdotes and noble names. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
10.During the anecdotes Hargraves never failed to laugh at exactly the right point. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
11.The Journalist tried to relieve the tension by telling anecdotes of Hettie Potter. - from The Time Machine by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
12.He is often a "jollier" and tells stories well, especially anecdotes and personal experiences. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
13.After wavering among reminiscences and anecdotes of guns, of dogs, and of former shooting parties, the conversation rested on a topic that interested all of them. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
14.Not long after, he came back, and told Polly that they had promised to speak--the Governor would speak--and he himself would close with the quarterly report, and some interesting anecdotes regarding. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
15.This, with his overflowing humor and numerous anecdotes and illustrations, makes lively and interesting reading. - from English Literature by William J. Long
16.And as usual when speaking of Pierre, she began to tell anecdotes of his absent-mindedness, some of which had even been invented about him. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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