Definitions

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  • adv. In a historic manner; as has been done most often in the past.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In the manner of, or in accordance with, history.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In the manner of history; according to history; as history; by way of narration.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. with respect to history
  • adv. throughout history

Etymologies

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Examples

  • This moderation and balance is precisely what makes the new Greens dangerous for the established "Volksparteien" "people's parties", a term historically reserved for the CDU/CSU and SPD, but which the highbrow weekly Die Zeit suggested should now be applied to the environmentalist movement as well.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • Deploying a term historically used for Western sympathisers of the Soviet Union, a former participant on one of Cao de Benos's tours to North Korea describes him as a "perfect example of the 'useful idiot'".

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Even if science does not have faith in a rational universe, it certainly presupposes that a universe exists, and that something rather than nothing exists is itself an awe-inspiring mystery, one that regularly leads cosmologists to use the term historically applied to the ultimate mystery, i.e.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • In defining what is meant by the term historically disadvantaged, the Authority takes into account principally race and gender.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The term historically has been used by some whites to deride black Americans as people who shouldn't strive to improve their lives.

    KSAT.com - Local News

  • The Constitution states that copyright's purpose is to promote the progress of "science" -- a term historically used to mean "knowledge."

    The Twilight copyright saga: Forbidden love and forbidden T-shirts

  • It was a warmup for the postseason when Rivera historically is at his best.

    Rivera's scoreless streak finally ends

  • This term historically means just a cut under black tie for a moderately formal affair.

    Fred's Head from APH

  • Upset and hinting that Tuesday's development could be a harbinger of a breakdown in what he characterized as historically "courteous" dealings with the county, Osgood cryptically predicted that "there is going to be a very interesting day coming up here before long."

    independent.com stories

  • For his part Gibson points to three mining companies which he identifies as historically profitable and attractive investment targets;

    This is Money | Home

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