Official teachings and histories were pretty much all that was available to most Mormons.
These were women of all histories: peasants, artists, and wartime heroines reaching far into future.
I can continually refine the characters, their histories, and their damage, until they are exactly the right people I need.
Together, they reveal their histories, teaching and learning from the shared tragedies of the past.
Then I sketch out the characters (by that I mean I draw them and figure out their histories, their desires).
We have histories of all kinds in abundance,—and yet no good History of Roads.
(With a battle or two, the histories say,) Our National Independence!
Some chiefs have attained much power and are recognized in the histories of our country.
The aged man had said: “These are the histories of the various dynasties.”
Concerning this great Cardinall's fall, see the histories of that time.
late 14c., "relation of incidents" (true or false), from Old French estoire, estorie "chronicle, history, story" (12c., Modern French histoire), from Latin historia "narrative of past events, account, tale, story," from Greek historia "a learning or knowing by inquiry; an account of one's inquiries, history, record, narrative," from historein "inquire," from histor "wise man, judge," from PIE *wid-tor-, from root *weid- "to know," literally "to see" (see vision).
Related to Greek idein "to see," and to eidenai "to know." In Middle English, not differentiated from story; sense of "record of past events" probably first attested late 15c. As a branch of knowledge, from 1842. Sense of "systematic account (without reference to time) of a set of natural phenomena" (1560s) is now obsolete except in natural history.
One difference between history and imaginative literature ... is that history neither anticipates nor satisfies our curiosity, whereas literature does. [Guy Davenport, "Wheel Ruts," 1996]
Finished; done with; hist: It's been history, I'd say, four months (1980s+ Students)