Definition of chronicle in English:
- Sources of historical data include ancient inscriptions, annals, chronicles, governmental and private estate records, maritime and commercial records, personal papers, and scientific writings.
- Byzantine chronicles described him as a restless, militant man.
- The name Ukraine first appeared in twelfth century chronicles in reference to the Kyivan Rus.
- He would talk of his major book, said Carpenter, ‘not as a work of fiction, but as a chronicle of actual events,’ seeing himself not so much its maker as its discoverer and historian.
- The transition is short, alerting the reader that the news report is shifting to storytelling form and indicating the sources for the chronicle to come.
- For Novo, an urban chronicle must represent the city in its entirety and must include previously taboo and transgressive urban activities and spaces.
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- Using photographs, illustrations and documents from the school's archives, head of history Elizabeth Sparey chronicles life at Ripon Grammar since pupils wrote with quills and had to bring their own candles to class to read by.
- It chronicled the African-American experience through a series of ten plays.
- Events may be minutely chronicled, with little effort at critical analysis.
anachronism from (mid 17th century):
An anachronism, something which is wrongly placed in a particular period, comes from Greek anakhronismos, from ana- ‘backwards or against’ and khronos ‘time’. The latter is the source of other time-related words such as chronicle (Middle English), chronometer (mid 18th century) a ‘time measurer’, chronological (mid 16th century), and synchronize (early 17th century) ‘to make the same time’. See also chronic
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