Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not historic; not containing or conveying history; not being a part of recorded history; not noticed in history; unrecorded.
  • Contrary to history.

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  • adjective Not historic or historical.

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Examples

  • Middlemarch is a brilliant portrait of both sexes, never more so than in famous coda: “… the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to those who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.”

    2009 February 03 « One-Minute Book Reviews

  • I remember stopping to pick up a few groceries — at the unhistoric Stop& Shop in historic Dobbs Ferry — and still I got back to the city by two.

    Yellow Dining Room

  • This is because, as testified to just above, "the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts."

    Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian

  • The Church in its early days went fierce and fast with any warhorse; yet it is utterly unhistoric to say that she merely went mad along one idea, like a vulgar fanaticism.

    the adventure of the creed

  • When there appears, as there appears perpetually in volume after volume of fiction and of serious history, the ridiculously and unhistoric presumption that the English people desired and of their own choice achieved the destruction of religion in England 400 years ago, there is no audible protest.

    Belloc Speaks -The Three Big Tasks for the Catholic Press in England

  • In inspiration, it is part Cobbett's Rural Rides, part Eliot's homage to "unhistoric acts".

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • In inspiration, it is part Cobbett's Rural Rides, part Eliot's homage to "unhistoric acts".

    Reading between Gordon's lines

  • The Church in its early days went fierce and fast with any warhorse; yet it is utterly unhistoric to say that she merely went mad along one idea, like a vulgar fanaticism.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • In inspiration, it is part Cobbett's Rural Rides, part Eliot's homage to "unhistoric acts".

    Reading between Gordon's lines

  • For without the patient labours of some among them unhistoric history might have long survived in this place, and but for the researches and wandering of others among them, the most preposterous countries, the most impossible peoples, and the absurdest superstitions, manners, and customs, might have usurped the place of truth upon these walls.

    Speeches: Literary and Social

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