Anecdote sentence example
I'd like, if I may, to relate a small anecdote.
The following anecdote may illustrate this.
But the flood of anecdote and criticism overflowed the narrow channel.
He was a charming talker, with a gay humour and a quiet sarcasm and a telling use of anecdote for argument.
According to the well-known anecdote, when the Samnites sent ambassadors with costly presents to induce him to exercise his influence on their behalf in the senate, they found A n FIG.Advertisement
The earliest anecdote of Pascal is one of his being bewitched and freed from the spell.
Tradition credits him with an especial genius for the delineation of animals and landscape, and commemorates his skill by a curious anecdote of a painted horse which left its frame to ravage the fields, and was reduced to pictorial stability only by the sacrifice of its eyes.
This anecdote forms the subject of Dryden's Ode to Saint Cecilia's Day.
In an anecdote regarding a suit which Gamaliel was prosecuting before a Christian judge, a converted Jew, he appeals to the Gospel and to the words of Jesus in Matt.
A strange anecdote in his life helps us to unravel this enigma.Advertisement
It was in friendly talk, generally with a pipe in his mouth and an anecdote on the tip of his tongue, that he exercised his extraordinary influence over his fellows.
They include a photo or anecdote that illustrates the activity corresponding to the milestone.
This popularity was of service to him when he appeared on the platform with a lecture - or rather with an apparently informal talk, rich in admirably delivered anecdote.
His ignorance of the sister kingdom cannot be described; it can only be illustrated by anecdote.
A wholly baseless anecdote, condensed into a stinging epigram by Endymion Porter, asserted that The Lover's Melancholy was stolen by Ford from Shakespeare's papers.Advertisement
Your next door neighbor will have an amusing anecdote about how a teaspoon of Jack Daniels absolutely cured her kids ' teething issues.
I may mention one very trifling anecdote, which at the time struck me more forcibly than any story of cruelty.
He early became a Protestant champion, and the one extant anecdote of his youth occurs in his address "to the Godly and Christian reader" prefixed to his Plaine Discovery.
Grant, His Life and Character (New York, 1898) gives especial attention to the personal traits of Grant and abounds in anecdote.
As Longomontanus is mentioned in Anthony Wood's anecdote, and as Wittich as well as Longomontanus were assistants of Tycho, we may infer that Wittich's prosthaphaeresis is the method referred to by Wood.Advertisement
The whole process, from the simple anecdote in mixed prose and verse, the so-called akhyana, to the complete epic, comes out with striking clearness in the history of the Buddhist canon.
See John Quick's MS. Icones Sacrae Anglicanae, which gives the fisherman anecdote on the personal authority of one who was present; Life by Nethenus prefixed to collected edition of Latin works (5 vols., Amsterdam, 1658); Winwood's Memorials, vol.
He has left on record, in his Anecdote Book, a defence of his conduct in regard to them.
A moment of unintentional hilarity occurred when a Bobby Ball anecdote rendered the assembled celebs speechless with its stupefying banality.
An anecdote about how the couple met or how preparations for the momentous occasion progressed.Advertisement
One famous anecdote illustrates this point.
The crux of the show is the anecdote of how he once masturbated into a cup and got his housemate to drink it.
From an anecdote of Aurelian, who neither used silk himself nor would allow his wife to possess a single silken garment, we learn that silk was worth its weight in gold.
He had naturally a most cheerful and sunny temper, was highly social and sympathetic, loved pleasant conversation, wit, anecdote and laughter.
Like many other predominantly religious characters, he had no appreciation of poetic beauty; and if we may believe one anecdote related of him, at a time when every one made verses, he affected ignorance of the most elementary rules of prosody.Advertisement
The subject of natural history was treated, not from the point of view of mere science, nor from that of sentiment, nor of anecdote nor of gossip, but from that of the author's fervent democratic pantheism, and the result, though, as was to be expected, unequal, was often excellent.
Garcia de Resende appropriated Pina's chronicle of King John II., and after adding a wealth of anecdote and gossip and casting the glamour of poetry over a somewhat dry record, he reissued it under his own name.
Voltaire is the authority for the well-known anecdote about the apple.
In our own day, the French have returned to the original application of dialogue, and the inventions of "Gyp," of Henri Lavedan and of others, in which a mundane anecdote is wittily and maliciously told in conversation, would probably present a close analogy to the lost mimes of the early Sicilian poets, if we could meet with them.
Spencer's argument is that, given a story about real people so named, in process of time and forgetfulness the anecdote which was once current about a man named Storm and a woman named Sunshine will be transferred to the meteorological phenomena of sun and tempest.Advertisement
It was during his papacy that the siege of Rome by Alaric (408) took place, when, according to a doubtful anecdote of Zosimus, the ravages of plague and famine were so frightful, and help seemed so far off, that papal permission was granted to sacrifice and pray to the heathen deities; the pope was, however, absent from Rome on a mission to Honorius at Ravenna at the time of the sack in 410.