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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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historichis‧tor‧ic /hɪˈstɒrɪk $ -ˈstɔː-, -ˈstɑː-/ ●●○ adjective [usually before noun]  1 SHIMPORTANTa historic place or building is very old the restoration of historic buildings ancient historic sites our historic monuments2 a historic event or act is very important and will be recorded as part of history a historic meeting of world leaders ‘It is a historic moment, ’ he told journalists.3 formal having taken place or existed in the past It’s unlikely that the share price will exceed historic levels.4 SHhistoric times are the periods of time whose history has been recordedprehistoric Extinct volcanoes are those that have not erupted in historic times.
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historica historic buildingIn particular, it brought the demolition of most historic buildings in conservation areas under control.But this presumptive privilege must be considered in light of our historic commitment to the rule of law.Within days, the historic deal inexplicably fell apart.historic developments in Eastern EuropeEmily had, by age eighteen, witnessed stirring and historic events.Other less historic factors have tightened the bond.In his book, Churchill describes that historic first meeting with Roosevelt.the historic moment when Nelson Mandela was released from prisonI feel stock returns will eventually gravitate to their historic norms of 10. 5 percent annually since 1925.It must be because they are historic that they have been left standing.a historic voyagehistoric momentHe acknowledged that addressing our Conference was an historic moment.Like all the big bosses of the regime, he would have it on film, this great historic moment.This is one of those historic moments for the circus.What a historic moment in my life, I thought.This historic moment with Pocahontas and Capt.
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