transhistorical

adjective
trans·​his·​tor·​i·​cal | \ ˌtran(t)s-(h)i-ˈstȯr-i-kəl How to pronounce transhistorical (audio) , ˌtranz-, -ˈstär- \

Definition of transhistorical

: transcending historical bounds

Examples of transhistorical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not for the shallow motive of transhistorical blame, much less to induce personal comfort or discomfort, but rather in the service of truth. Zadie Smith, The New Yorker, 23 Jan. 2022 More generally, if history is one long catastrophe returning in new guises, the work of historical reckoning can pass into a transhistorical fatalism. Ben Lerner, The New York Review of Books, 25 Feb. 2021 The result is that in Portrait attraction between women is a force loose in the world, circulating unpredictably among us, with the same claims to transhistorical ubiquity that romances have long made for attraction between men and women. Elaine Blair, The New York Review of Books, 17 Dec. 2020 The result is that in Portrait attraction between women is a force loose in the world, circulating unpredictably among us, with the same claims to transhistorical ubiquity that romances have long made for attraction between men and women. Elaine Blair, The New York Review of Books, 17 Dec. 2020 The result is that in Portrait attraction between women is a force loose in the world, circulating unpredictably among us, with the same claims to transhistorical ubiquity that romances have long made for attraction between men and women. Elaine Blair, The New York Review of Books, 17 Dec. 2020 The result is that in Portrait attraction between women is a force loose in the world, circulating unpredictably among us, with the same claims to transhistorical ubiquity that romances have long made for attraction between men and women. Elaine Blair, The New York Review of Books, 17 Dec. 2020 The result is that in Portrait attraction between women is a force loose in the world, circulating unpredictably among us, with the same claims to transhistorical ubiquity that romances have long made for attraction between men and women. Elaine Blair, The New York Review of Books, 17 Dec. 2020 The result is that in Portrait attraction between women is a force loose in the world, circulating unpredictably among us, with the same claims to transhistorical ubiquity that romances have long made for attraction between men and women. Elaine Blair, The New York Review of Books, 17 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of transhistorical

1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Transhistorical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transhistorical. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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