[ US /ˈhɪstɝi, ˈhɪstɹi/ ]
[ UK /hˈɪstəɹˌi/ ]
  1. all that is remembered of the past as preserved in writing; a body of knowledge
    from the beginning of history
    the dawn of recorded history
  2. the aggregate of past events
    a critical time in the school's history
  3. the continuum of events occurring in succession leading from the past to the present and even into the future
    all of human history
  4. the discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings
    history takes the long view
    he teaches Medieval history
  5. a record or narrative description of past events
    the story of exposure to lead
    a history of France
    he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president
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How To Use history In A Sentence

  • When I looked at the chart a second time, I saw that there was a lot Michael had left out of his personal history; specifically, IVDU—intravenous drug use—dating back ten years, and a major depression that had led to a psychiatric hospitalization and ECT, electroconvulsive therapy. After the Diagnosis
  • Advancing age has occasionally brought resolution, more often just a little understanding, to many of these riddles, but not necessarily to the resilient ambiguity of history.
  • Not only by the immense number of adherents that were won to his views during his lifetime, but also by the literary productions he left behind him, Tsong K'aba's influence has been great during the last five centuries of Tibetan history. With the Tibetans in Tent and Temple: Narrative of Four Years' Residence on the Tibetan Borders, and of a Journey into the Far Interior
  • I wish people would bother to learn some history instead of regurgitating propaganda.
  • He has written a natural history of Scotland.
  • The Chinese Dragon Boat Festival is a significant holiday celebrated in China, and the one with the longest history. The Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated by boat races in the shape of dragons. Competing teams row their boats forward to a drumbeat racing to reach the finish end first.
  • Among our number, there must be some who can bring home to the viewers the value and fascination of history as an art and science.
  • It likewise furthered the career of Mary Shelley as "The Author of Frankenstein," the rubric under which she continued her anonymous publication with a second novel immersed in medieval Italian history, Valperga: or, The Life and Adventures of Castruccio, Prince of Lucca (1823). Biography
  • She denied hemoptysis, fever, trauma, or history of blood clots in her or her family.
  • Such an approach not only allows the authors to discuss the work from many different angles, but allows them to do so without implying that the practical quandaries in The Angel of History can be reduced to a simple meaning.
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