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historic present

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  • historic present — is a term used of narrative that is put in the present tense for dramatic effect, although it is describing events in the past. For example: • She had no notion of how welcome she would be. But Raymond opens the door before she can touch the bell …   Modern English usage

  • historic present — his.toric present n [singular] technical the present tense, used in some languages to describe events in the past to make them seem more real …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • historic present — n. (Grammar) present tense used instead of the past in a lively story …   English contemporary dictionary

  • historic present — noun Grammar the present tense used instead of the past in vivid narrative …   English new terms dictionary

  • historic present — noun (singular) the present tense, used in some languages to describe events in the past to make them seem more real …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • historic present — /hɪsˌtɒrɪk ˈprɛzənt/ (say his.torik prezuhnt) noun → historical present …   Australian English dictionary

  • historic present — …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) historic present — the historic present UK US noun linguistics the present tense when it is used for writing about past events in order to make them seem more exciting Thesaurus: verb forms and tenseshyponym …   Useful english dictionary

  • the historic present — UK / US noun linguistics the present tense when it is used for writing about past events in order to make them seem more exciting …   English dictionary

  • present tense — The natural and most frequent use of the present tense is in contexts of present time, whether actual (The door is open) or habitual (The door is always open / Paris is the capital of France). It is also used of past events in certain contexts,… …   Modern English usage

  • historic — adj. 1 famous or important in history or potentially so (a historic moment). 2 Gram. (of a tense) normally used in the narration of past events (esp. Latin & Greek imperfect and pluperfect; (cf. PRIMARY)). 3 archaic or disp. = HISTORICAL. Phrases …   Useful english dictionary

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