Antonyms for history

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The History of Man is the record of a hungry creature in search of food.

This is a record and result that no careful student of our history will, I take it, deny.

There, for the first time in history, man had ceased to be a roving animal.

History tells us of glorious friendships in the ancient world.

Our present financial condition is without a parallel in history.

This period, beginning with 1840, has been styled "a memorable decade" in the history of Parliament.

History is a ribbon, always unfurling; history is a journey.

There is a man here who has earned a lasting place in our hearts and in our history.

For history does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.

At such a time in history, we who are free must proclaim anew our faith.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "relation of incidents" (true or false), from Old French estoire, estorie "chronicle, history, story" (12c., Modern French histoire), from Latin historia "narrative of past events, account, tale, story," from Greek historia "a learning or knowing by inquiry; an account of one's inquiries, history, record, narrative," from historein "inquire," from histor "wise man, judge," from PIE *wid-tor-, from root *weid- "to know," literally "to see" (see vision).

Related to Greek idein "to see," and to eidenai "to know." In Middle English, not differentiated from story; sense of "record of past events" probably first attested late 15c. As a branch of knowledge, from 1842. Sense of "systematic account (without reference to time) of a set of natural phenomena" (1560s) is now obsolete except in natural history.

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