historically

adverb
his·tor·i·cal·ly | \hi-ˈstȯr-i-k(ə-)lē, -ˈstär-\

Definition of historically 

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

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

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These investigations typically take several years to resolve and have historically included clawbacks that go far beyond five years. Samuel Rubenfeld, WSJ, "Judge Dismisses SEC Suit Against Former Och-Ziff Executives," 13 July 2018 Gas prices—which rise with oil—have historically been a hot-button issue for American voters. Timothy Puko, WSJ, "U.S. and Allies Consider Possible Oil-Reserve Release," 13 July 2018 But historically midterms are difficult for the party in power in the White House. Fox News, "Steve Bannon on NATO: Trump is saying 'no more games'," 12 July 2018 These cities have historically been expensive, but housing prices have risen since the financial collapse. Jeff Andrews, Curbed, "Why aren’t millennials buying houses?," 11 July 2018 China has historically been the world's biggest importer of recyclables. Steve Harrison, charlotteobserver, "Charlotte's recycling 'is broken.' Could your plastic, paper be headed for a landfill?," 2 July 2018 Sunday will offer the Panthers the opportunity to improve through free agency, an area in which the team has historically not been a big spender. Matthew Defranks, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Panthers can plug secondary needs when NHL free agency opens Sunday," 1 July 2018 That's a contrast to research in conditions such as heart disease, which historically has emphasized men despite the fact that women are susceptible as well. Marie Mccullough, chicagotribune.com, "Updated osteoporosis screening guidelines cover only women. That could hurt men," 27 June 2018 That’s a contrast to research in conditions such as heart disease, which historically has emphasized men despite the fact that women are susceptible as well. Marie Mccullough, Philly.com, "Updated osteoporosis screening guidelines cover only women. That could hurt men," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of historically

1550, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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