historically historically  /hɪ ˈstɔ rɪ kə li/


  1. (adv) throughout history
  2. (adv) with respect to history

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  1. In search of a good deal, more and more white students enroll at historically black colleges.
  2. When it comes to fighting wars, though, troops have historically been barred from using such drugs in combat.
  3. Meanwhile, former President Bill Clinton spoke at Fisk University, a historically black private institution.


  1. Hamilton: Middletown stone arch bridge a marker of local history

    COLUMNBy Ron Hamilton One of Shelby County's most charming, rustic and historically interesting and important architectural structures is currently on life support, with state and county officials standing by ready to pull the plug.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Shelbyville News

  2. Eastbridge Consulting Group Announces Updated Report on Voluntary Term Life Market and Products

    Voluntary life insurance is historically the most offered voluntary product. And, according to research reported in Eastbridge’s U.S. Worksite/Voluntary Sales Report, it is still the most commonly offered product by carriers today.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Bill Maxwell: Historically black colleges still play key role

    Walter M. Kimbrough, president of Dillard University in New Orleans, is known for his no-nonsense leadership style, fresh ideas and willingness to speak publicly about the plight of historically black colleges and universities. When hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre donated $30 million to the University of Southern California in May, Kimbrough wrote a column for the Los Angeles Times arguing that the gift ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Abilene Reporter-News


  1. "Either way," Mr. Obama said, the United States is "going to be dealing with an Iranian regime that has historically been hostile to the United States, that has caused some problems in the neighborhood and is pursuing nuclear weapons."
    on Jun 17, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: New York Times

  2. But he does not support a federal role in the matter: "Historically, the way marriage has been regulated is at the state level," Cheney said. "It has always been a state issue, and I think that is the way it ought to be handled, on a...
    on Jun 1, 2009 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "Just about everybody out there recognizes that a situation like this, with the many, many challenges that Iraq is contending with is not one that's going to be resolved in a year or even 2 years. In fact, typically, even historically,...
    on Jun 17, 2007 By: David Petraeus Source: Forbes

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