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historically

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adverb his·tor·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\

Definition of historically

  1. 1 :  in accordance with or with respect to history <an historically accurate account>

  2. 2 :  in the past <historically, stagnant cities seldom have recovered — Jane Jacobs>



1550

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1550


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