Definition of 'historic'
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We are at a historic cultural moment. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They look at it as a historic opportunity. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The last 12 momentous months have given Britain a historic opportunity for a better future. The Sun (2016)Yet precisely because so much of how he will govern is uncertain, he has a historic opportunity to confound his doubters and prove himself a genuine reformer. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It was my privilege to witness this historic moment. Indian Balm - Travels in the Southern Subcontinent (1994)So what could have been more important than the historic summit? Times, Sunday Times (2009)An historic victory for both them and football. The Sun (2012)This is an historic opportunity for press reform. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Historic boats are no less important than historic houses. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Was this a memorable historic moment? Times, Sunday Times (2008)But then the historic moment came. The Sun (2015)Yet the past three decades have been a time of historic change in northeast England. Times, Sunday Times (2007)While today is an historic victory, our struggles have just begun. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This is an historic and unique opportunity to build a new world and this opportunity we do not want to see pass by. Times, Sunday Times (2009)At less than ten times historic ebitda, the valuation looks reasonable. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This historic missed opportunity has proved extremely costly, both to the economy and to the environment. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They knew they were witnessing a historic moment, but perhaps not the one they were expecting. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's an historic opportunity to build new ties. The Sun (2016)Notwithstanding, it remains true that there are few people who can grasp the historic moment. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)Because for a restaurant with a view of a famous historic thing, that is getting off lightly. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I think we have a historic opportunity for peace. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There was a shortage not only of important historic examples, but of the scholarship that went with them. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Their locations are ideal for exploring historic sites, famous houses and delightful countryside as well as for sporting activities. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Within historic times it also occurred in Poland and Germany. Animals of the World (1993)
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Translations for 'historic'
British English: historic ADJECTIVE
Something that is historic is important in history, or likely to be considered important at some time in the future.
The country is on the verge of an historic change of government.
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