Sentence Examples


  • The biographical anecdotes relating to him during the next few years are obscure and mostly apocryphal.
  • He figures in two anecdotes as the religious adviser of the king and queen, i.e.
  • The anecdotes believed and circulated by the royalists that Cromwell died in all the agonies of remorse and fear are entirely false.
  • In the absence of positive information the 4th-century writers (on whom Plutarch and Nepos mainly rely) seized upon his surname of "Just," and wove round it a number of anecdotes more picturesque than historical.
  • At the same time he reproduces their scandalous anecdotes in a quite uncritical spirit, and accepts unquestioningly the 4th-century tradition.