History

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Definition

the history (of the world): the past; events until now (in the whole world)
noun

in the history (of automobiles): since (automobiles) were invented
idiom
The biggest pizza in the history of pizza-making was cooked in Pisa.

my (banking) history: my past (banking) transactions
idiom
Pronunciation examples
UK: I was very good at history when I was at school.
US: London has a very colorful history.
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Examples

  • "It's not that I'm scared of committing to Betty, it's just that with my history I'm afraid it might be impossible."
  • "Nurse Baker : Just a few questions about your general health, where you've traveled, and your sexual history."
  • "Mrs. Brady's International School of English is situated in the delightful countryside of Cornwall, a county rich in history and legends located at the south-western tip of England."
  • "Things we DO take into account: Employment history and experience (including references), performance, academic record, competences (knowledge, skill, and abilities), suitability for the job in question."
  • "The city of Boston was founded in 1630 by British puritans, making it one of the oldest cities in American history."
  • "Not only will you be astounded by the sound, but you will also be contributing to one of the most remarkable technological turnarounds in recent history."
  • "One thing in the industry's favour is that it has a history of innovation."
  • "Susie : It reflects the history of the Delavigne Corporation."
  • "Hannah : Well, even if you're right for this example, an encyclopedia isn't about cows, it's about complicated things like politics, or history, or language."
  • "As some of you may know, the Opera House is a stunning building with a remarkable history."

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