Examples of historic in a Sentence
It's wonderful to see so many people here on this historic occasion.
She returned safely from her historic flight into space.
The court made a historic decision last week.
They know of many historic volcanic eruptions in the area.
the historic importance of the river
Recent Examples of historic from the Web
A year after Lindbergh returned from his historic flight, Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic (albeit as a passenger, something that always bothered her).
BOSTON (AP) — An advocacy group is calling for the renaming of Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall because its namesake had ties to slavery.
A Year in Space Time followed astronaut Scott Kelly during his historic year in space, creating a wondrous online docuseries about the astronaut’s time floating above Earth.
In yet another historic break from tradition, Donald Trump and his family will not be participating in the Kennedy Center Honors awards this year, or hosting any events to honor the recipients.
Both sides of the Civil War are represented in the same room and nearby hallways of the historic building.
Don't miss the Nantucket Atheneum Library, the historic white columned library in the heart of the town.
Funding for the initiative will come from local corporations and business owners, federal tax credits for historic renovations, and the Walton Family Foundation.
That popularity has decimated the fishery, leaving Pacific Bluefin at less than 3 percent of their historic numbers, according to recent stock assessments.
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First Known Use of historic
Synonymsbig, consequential, earthshaking, earth-shattering, eventful, important, major, material, meaningful, momentous, monumental, much, significant, substantial, tectonic, weighty
Antonymsinconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, little, minor, negligible, slight, small, trifling, trivial, unimportant
Related Wordsdecisive, fatal, fateful, strategic; earnest, grave, heavy, serious, sincere; distinctive, exceptional, impressive, outstanding, prominent, remarkable; valuable, worthwhile, worthy; distinguished, eminent, great, illustrious, noble, notable, noteworthy, outstanding, preeminent, prestigious; famous, notorious, renowned; all-important, central, critical, crucial, essential, key, pivotal, seminal, vital
Near Antonymspaltry, petty, worthless; anonymous, nameless, obscure, uncelebrated, unknown
HISTORIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of historic for English Language Learners
: famous or important in history
: having great and lasting importance
: happening or existing in the past
HISTORIC Defined for Kids
Definition of historic for Students
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