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anecdote

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishanecdotean‧ec‧dote /ˈænɪkdəʊt $ -doʊt/ ●○○ noun [countable]  STORYa short story based on your personal experience The book is full of amusing anecdotes about his life in Japan.
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anecdoteThen she told an anecdote that would turn out to have prophetic resonance.But now I shall leave you with one final anecdote which impinges on both issues of morale and moral fibre.The letters section offers a feast of anecdotes about Mozart.In language presentation and practice there should be a story of some kind or a series of anecdotes or incidents.Like an amiable but daffy uncle, he repeatedly hangs himself with his own anecdotes.It is also chock-full of personal anecdotes.Personal anecdotes have no place in an academic essay.But he illustrates his points with telling anecdotes that make good, and fast, reading.
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