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fond of telling .
Historical Examples

This, which is known as “Adab literature,” is anecdotic in style with much quotation of early poetry and proverb.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3 Various

That taste for story-telling—that anecdotic habit—is quite vulgar; nobody does it now.
The Martins Of Cro’ Martin, Vol. I (of II) Charles James Lever

Two elements in these books are sharply contrasted, the political and the anecdotic.
The Age of Dryden Richard Garnett

Mount Dalton and its doings were an anecdotic mine, of which they had never explored a single “shaft.”
The Daltons, Volume II (of II) Charles James Lever

It was soon perceived, through comparisons easily made, that these scenes were not anecdotic.
A history of art in ancient Egypt, Vol. I (of 2) Georges Perrot

But as a novelist he does not seem to me to be of much importance, nor even as a tale-teller, except of the anecdotic kind.
A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 George Saintsbury

The success of the plays also brought about an incident famous in French literary history of the anecdotic kind.
A Short History of French Literature George Saintsbury

Every figure was painted after nature with blunt and rigorous sincerity, and no anecdotic incident was devised in it.
The History of Modern Painting, Volume 3 (of 4) Richard Muther

The figures in the former position are religious and supernatural, those in the interior historical and anecdotic.
A History of Art in Chalda & Assyria, v. 1 Georges Perrot

Even Defregger had observed peasant life altogether from a narrative and anecdotic point of view.
The History of Modern Painting, Volume 3 (of 4) Richard Muther


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