rewrite history


: to change what has happened in the past
You can't rewrite history.

Examples of rewrite history in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What is perhaps more significant is that the texts tend to rewrite history and include the political stances of López Obrador’s administration as gospel. Mark Stevenson and Leon RamÍrez,, 8 Aug. 2023 Abramson said that while Trump’s allies can’t rewrite history and erase what happened, their actions would undermine the authority of the Constitution. Caroline Petrow-Cohen, Dallas News, 31 July 2023 And the findings could rewrite history beyond the moon because scientists extrapolate from the moon’s craters to determine surface ages on planets, moons and asteroids throughout the solar system. Meghan Bartels, Scientific American, 24 July 2023 There are places in the nation where people are trying to rewrite history, to take it away, Ellis said. Lawrence Specker |, al, 9 July 2023 Leni Riefenstahl The Birth of a Nation uses drama to contaminate, personalize, and rewrite history. The New Republic, 22 June 2023 Democrats have countered with their own campaigns portraying Republicans as extremists who want to ban books and rewrite history. Collin Binkley,, 11 Oct. 2022 While roaming this world, defending himself and a variety of fantastic creatures from Aku’s often mechanical enforcers, Jack seeks to return to his own time in order to defeat his nemesis and rewrite history. Los Angeles Times, 23 Mar. 2022 The architect of a Washington protest planned for Saturday that aims to rewrite history about the violent January assault on the U.S. Capitol is hardly a household name. Brian Slodysko, ajc, 17 Sep. 2021 See More

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“Rewrite history.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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