Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HISTORIC

Four years of new experience have not belied our historic instinct.

Your achievements may not have sufficiently swelled the historic page.

It will be observed that I take as historic records the statements of the Bible.

I invite the reader to remark this road, for it is historic.

We are not concerned now with the historic form in which the temptation occurred.

A few other stations with historic names, and then The Hague.

The young couple are now the guests of General Braxton at the historic Elms.

Apart from its mining aspect, Mons is a city of historic importance.

For Ypres had been rich in historic buildings and monuments of past days.

Patriotism and the joy of combat are leading notes in these Historic Ballads.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, probably a back-formation from historical, perhaps influenced by French historique. What is historic is noted or celebrated in history; what is historical deals with history.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.