Ribowsky is at his best making surprising connections from his heap of anecdotes and quotes.
anecdotes run the gamut from simple spills to drunken collisions with large vehicles.
There was always time in our work sessions for stories and anecdotes.
Her grammar is fine—Ann is a stickler for grammar—and her anecdotes make sense in that they have a beginning, a middle and an end.
Hopefully these anecdotes will offer up culinary and conversational inspiration this Thanksgiving.
Perhaps like all anecdotes it may have grown in the telling.
Your anecdotes from Ad-Damiry and your quotations from Montaigne shall not help you.
On this point Abélard quotes, with stolidest approval, one of the most heart-rending of anecdotes.
What anecdotes he had of ministers who had cheated at cards!
That we must attribute to cats the estimable virtue of benevolence, Mrs F— gives me two anecdotes to prove.
1670s, "secret or private stories," from French anecdote (17c.) or directly from Greek anekdota "things unpublished," neuter plural of anekdotos, from an- "not" (see an-) + ekdotos "published," from ek- "out" + didonai "to give" (see date (n.1)).
Procopius' 6c. Anecdota, unpublished memoirs of Emperor Justinian full of court gossip, gave the word a sense of "revelation of secrets," which decayed in English to "brief, amusing stories" (1761).