One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Not based on or drawn from history.‘nonhistorical data’
- ‘The god they present is neither the impassive god of the Oriental nor the nonhistorical god of the Deist.’
- ‘They also had their own nonhistorical 'theories' of what the historical mode meant or did.’
- ‘Indeed, she criticizes "traditional theory" in light of the rejection of its representational view of knowledge and its nonhistorical subject.’
- ‘The film is intermittently nonhistorical, but not ahistorical: it is historically grounded, but sometimes disaligned from historical narratives.’
- ‘Indeed, hers is a strikingly nonhistorical and nondialectical account of antagonistic social dynamics constitutive of an apprehensible social totality.’
- 1.1 Without regard for history.‘pontificating from a nonhistorical perspective’
- ‘He urges us to read Aquinas as responding to a series of conflicts (such as that between Christianity and pagan philosophy) rather than as pontificating from a nonhistorical perspective.’
- ‘By contrast, the ideals that filtered out from television screens were "simplistic, nonsubstantive, nonhistorical and noncontextual."’
- ‘Indeed I now find myself troubled by the distinctly nonhistorical stance of much of evangelicalism, and therefore drawn to the arguments of the editors about their two great confessional faiths.’
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