Sentence Examples


  • On the strength of a legendary anecdote related by the monk of St Gall.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • He was a charming talker, with a gay humour and a quiet sarcasm and a telling use of anecdote for argument.
  • This anecdote forms the subject of Dryden's Ode to Saint Cecilia's Day.

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