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unreliable

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characterized by or given to telling anecdotes

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This has long been a chicken-or-the-egg debate among those who have anecdotally seen lonely and dejected people create new lives for themselves online (think Second Life), but the first major study into the issue has revealed that there is some correlation.
Huddersfield University web editor, Caroline Pringle, said: "We knew anecdotally that our students loved Huddersfield.
Tony Howell, Birmingham's strategic director for children, young people and families, said: "Cyberbullying is a relatively new form of bullying but anecdotally we know it is on the increase.
We're getting new customers and our traffic is up, and we believe, anecdotally, that these customers are forever changed by what has occurred in America," chief executive officer Bob Sasser said, according to a Reuters report on the retailer's annual capital markets conference, held late last month.
We need this level of understanding to be able to provide tools and guidance for tackling a problem that we know anecdotally is a big issue for Britain's landowners.
The state of the economy has been something of a double-edged sword because, anecdotally, there are more people taking their holidays in the United Kingdom this year so hopefully we'll take ad-vantagof the situation and attract more people into North Wales.
Lawton concludes: "The manufacturing sector was one of the first to feel the effects of the credit crunch when order books collapsed, however, anecdotally we're now hearing that manufacturers are looking to restock and believe that they could be looking at the bottom of the cycle.
Anecdotally, recruitment could be affected by the proposed model.
We know anecdotally that Americans have been tightening their belts and saving for some time now, which cannot but have a positive effect on the economy in the long run.
And, anecdotally, people are saying they are buying their fruit and veg locally.
Patients have anecdotally reported that they have experienced a positive impact on their health status when they converted from conventional to nocturnal hemodialysis.
Orally administered bromelain was anecdotally reported to induce clinical and endoscopic remission of ulcerative colitis in two patients whose disease was refractory to multi-agent conventional medical therapy.
Personally and anecdotally, I find that Guy Verhofstadt would be a very good candidate to head the European Council" in 2009, declared the new Belgian Secretary of State for European Affairs, Olivier Chastel, during a meeting with his French counterpart, Jean-Pierre Jouyet, on 7 April in Brussels.
A spokesman for George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton said: "Although we don't have access to detailed statistics, we can say anecdotally that, if anything, the number of people needing treatment for dog bites is falling.
With the widespread application of the antiviral medications in the past 10 years, physicians have anecdotally noticed that fewer hepatitis B patients seem to need liver transplants.