Reference Entry

history

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

Second edition

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780198609810
Published online January 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191727047
history

Show Summary Details

Preview

history repeats itself comment on circumstances that replicate a previous situation; proverbial saying, mid 19th century. The comment was wryly extended by ...

Reference Entry.  83 words. 

Subjects: History of English

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content. subscribe or purchase to access all content.