• The interior of a small Jamestown house, about 1650. Although the painting is conjectural, many items shown—pottery, glassware, fireplace tools, and kitchen accessories—were unearthed on this historic island. (Painting by Sidney E. King.)
    The interior of a small Jamestown house, about 1650. Although the painting is conjectural, many items shown—pottery, glassware, fireplace tools, and kitchen accessories—were unearthed on this historic island. (Painting by Sidney E. King.)
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv historically with respect to history "this is historically interesting"
    • adv historically throughout history "historically they have never coexisted peacefully"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Historically, a blue ribbon has been awarded for first prize
    • adv Historically In the manner of, or in accordance with, history.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Imperia, Italy is the home of the Agnesi Historical Museum of Spaghetti.
    • historically In the manner of history; according to history; as history; by way of narration.
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  • Milan Kundera
    “Without the meditative background that is criticism, works become isolated gestures, historical accidents, soon forgotten.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
    “What are your historical Facts; still more your biographical? Wilt thou know a man by stringing-together beadrolls of what thou namest Facts?”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The first farmer was the first man. All historic nobility rests on the possession and use of land.”
  • Juliet Mitchell
    Juliet Mitchell
    “A fixed image of the future is in the worst sense a historical.”
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    “Fable is more historical than fact, because fact tells us about one man and fable tells us about a million men.”
  • Count Leo Tolstoy
    “Man lives consciously for himself, but is an unconscious instrument in the attainment of the historic, universal, aims of humanity.”


In literature:

Thus our historical survey will fall naturally into five chapters.
"Progress and History" by Various
Political and historical conditions.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
We have historical evidence, also, that gladiatorial combats had an Etruscan origin, and were borrowed by the Romans.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
This is one branch of his historical argument.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
Jean Snellinck, born about 1554, was an historical and battle painter.
"Vanished towers and chimes of Flanders" by George Wharton Edwards
Historical propriety 113 159.
"A Handbook of the English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
The opposition of historic and non-historic races seems to border closely upon it.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
In the darkness of this historic night of August 4, 1914, the flames of the fortress guns pierced the immediate night with vivid streaks.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
Generally their motives for choosing an historical career are of the most futile character.
"Introduction to the Study of History" by Charles V. Langlois
Much evil has been done to art by the remarks of historical painters on landscape.
"Modern Painters Volume I (of V)" by John Ruskin

In poetry:

We went by ways of bygone days,
Up mountain heights of story,
Where lost in vague, historic haze,
Tradition, crowned with battle-bays,
Sat 'mid her ruins hoary.
"Above The Vales" by Madison Julius Cawein
Such things as these gave edge to all the blows
Our fathers struck on this historic sod,
Feet, hands, and faces turned toward their foes--
Their valiant hearts to GOD.
"Arms And The Man - The Ravages Of War" by James Barron Hope
One by one they appear in
the darkness: a few friends, and
a few with historical names. How late they start to shine!
but before they fade they stand
perfectly embodied, all
"My Sad Captains" by Thom Gunn
But now the old, historic site
Lives only in the past;
Neglected and untenanted,
Its life is ebbing fast;
Each crumbling step, each mossy stone
Is marked by Ruin for her own.
"Villa Pliniana" by John Lawson Stoddard
Ancient relic, white and pure,
May thine epitaph endure,
While the lake with dimpled smile
Mirrors this historic isle!
Precious are thy words of old,
Worthy of a script of gold!
"Conjugi Carissimae" by John Lawson Stoddard
The historic Muse, from age to age,
Through many a waste heart-sickening page
Hath traced the works of Man:
But a celestial call to-day
Stays her, like Moses, on her way,
The works of God to scan.
"Fifth Sunday In Lent" by John Keble

In news:

Historic Citrus Labels Now Focus Of Art Exhibition In Ventura County.
Albany State, Deerfield sign 'historic' articulation agreement.
The Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning will host Park Rapids Historical Society's Rod Nordberg and Connie Henderson from 1-2:30 pm Tuesday at Northwoods Bank in Park Rapids.
Inside is a trove of timeworn, historic snippets - a note from George Washington, a payment stub from Ben Franklin, a water-spotted Charles Dickens letter.
Should Cambodia's Hun Sen regime be taking cues from Myanmar, and will Obama's historic visit change anything for the better.
A historic Latino turnout helped turn America's electoral tide toward the re-election of President Barack Obama, but Republicans also have another fast-growing group of voters to worry about in future elections: Asian-American s.
Emma Donoghue's ' Astray ' historical fiction with voyagers who left the world they knew, never to return.
I went with the intention of buying a "miracle ticket," because the show was "historically" sold out, according to my contact at Planet Bluegrass.
Auction items include jewelry, historic Pensacola maps, furniture, antique guns, Tiffany-style lamps, clocks and more.
Moon dust that had returned to earth from the historic flight that brought Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins to the moon was set to be auctioned off at a St Louis auction house , say NASA officials.
Upon my historic presidential election.
The Regional Emmy® Award, announced at a gala Sept 24 in Minneapolis, was awarded by the Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for Historical Documentary.
As we approach America's most historic holiday, it's a good time to admit many of us no longer recognize a historic site when we see one.
This is an historic incident, historic for the country and for the Church.
Denying Private Investor Certified Historic Tax Credits: Third Circuit Court of Appeals Reverses Tax Court in Historic Boardwalk Hall This ALI CLE Program originally took place on November 15, 2012.

In science:

The choice of the “right” observables can be made by the modeler; for historical (as well as practical) reasons we will use the density N in the following as a description of the slow variables.
An equation-free computational approach for extracting population-level behavior from individual-based models of biological dispersal
This maximizes the use of historical images to ensure that the reference image is signi ficantly de eper than the search.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
Historically, the fundamental division of supernova (SN) types was defined by the absence (Type I) or presence (Type II) of hydrogen in the observed spectrum.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
The supernova was discovered by subtracting PSF-matched historical NEAT images from new images, then automatically detecting residual sources for subsequent human inspection (see Wood-Vasey et al. (2004a)).
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
Due to historical convention, there are a variety of names for these AGNs according to the different observed properties: quasars (radio-loud and radio-quiet), X-ray galaxies, Seyfert galaxies, low ionization nuclear emission region (Liner) galaxies, and broad absorption line objects (BALs).
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae