[ UK /hɪstˈɒɹɪkli/ ]
[ US /hɪˈstɔɹɪkəɫi, hɪˈstɔɹɪkɫi/ ]
  1. with respect to history
    this is historically interesting
  2. throughout history
    historically they have never coexisted peacefully
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How To Use historically In A Sentence

  • Historically, 95 percent of lieutenants become captains.
  • Present-day performers commonly adopt practices of earlier periods whether or not they use historically accurate instruments.
  • This humorous and historically accurate account was extremely well received.
  • Historically, the postal service, which employs 532,800 workers, paid for retiree health benefits when they came due. Postal Service Eyes Closing Thousands of Post Offices
  • A world reputation for jobs, and a ‘welcome to the neighbourhood’ attitude has historically created a city of immigrants and ethnic enclaves.
  • Historically, weapon sales have jumped during legislative debate of gun-ownership controls and before any new restrictions become law.
  • What has historically happened to diplomatic services when nations have been unified?
  • He reports that the historically designated building will house units from 1,450 square feet to a massive 3,449 square feet over its five floors.
  • In absolute levels, we have fallen off only from the historically high 1980 figures.
  • Historically, orders of friars could not own property, and individual friars were beggars hence the term mendicant, although this was changed insofar as the orders were concerned by the Council of Trent. No Uncertain Terms
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