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Related to history and the past

historical

adjective

connected with history or with the past

early

adjective

used about periods of history

date back to

to be made or begun at a particular time in the past

retrospective

adjective

relating to or considering things that happened in the past

in retrospect

considering something that happened in the past, using knowledge or information that you did not have at that time

historical

adjective

used for describing someone or something as they really existed in the past

historically

adverb

in a way that is connected with places, events, or people that are recorded in history

the annals of something

the whole history of something

rewrite history

to try to change the way that people think about an event in the past, often in a way that is not honest or correct

those were the days

used for saying that a time in the past was better or happier than now

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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