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The book, this last declared, was the "beau-ideal of historical romance."

Sometimes a literary or historical picture creeps into the text.

We introduce it as historical information, from a most unerring source.

To do this we must rely upon the methods which we use in any historical investigation.

It is a historical fact that Casanova visited Voltaire at Ferney.

This is probably a historical fact, and Shelley had to make the best of it.

Such prophecy is the perfect working of the historical imagination.

The historical plays would illustrate the remark as well as any.

The court-room of the Old Bailey may be called a historical vat of crime.

We must face sex problems with biological and historical knowledge.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c. (earlier in same sense was historial, late 14c.), from Latin historicus (from Greek historikos "historical, of or for inquiry," from historia; see history) + -al (1). Related: Historically.

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