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an·nals

 (ăn′əlz)
pl.n.
1. A chronological record of the events of successive years.
2. A descriptive account or record; a history: "the short and simple annals of the poor" (Thomas Gray).
3. A periodical journal in which the records and reports of a learned field are compiled.

[Latin (librī) annālēs, yearly (books), annals, pl. of annālis, yearly, from annus, year; see at- in Indo-European roots.]

annals

(ˈænəlz)
pl n
1. yearly records of events, generally in chronological order
2. history or records of history in general
3. regular reports of the work of a society, learned body, etc
[C16: from Latin (librī) annālēs yearly (books), from annus year]
ˈannalist n
ˌannalˈistic adj

an•nals

(ˈæn lz)

n.pl.
1. a record of events, esp. a yearly record, usu. in chronological order.
2. historical records generally; chronicles: the annals of war.
3. a journal containing the formal reports of an organization or learned field.
[1555–65; (< Middle French) < Latin annālēs (librī) literally, yearly (books), pl. of annālis continuing for a year, annual =ann(us) a year + -ālis -al1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.annals - reports of the work of a society or learned body etcannals - reports of the work of a society or learned body etc
journal - a periodical dedicated to a particular subject; "he reads the medical journals"
2.annals - a chronological account of events in successive years
account, chronicle, history, story - a record or narrative description of past events; "a history of France"; "he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president"; "the story of exposure to lead"

annals

plural noun records, history, accounts, registers, journals, memorials, archives, chronicles He has become a legend in the annals of military history.

annals

noun
A chronological record of past events:
Translations
حَوليّات
letopisy
annalerårbog
évkönyvek
annáll, árbók
metraštis
hronika
letopisy
tarihvakayiname

annals

[ˈænəlz] NPLanales mpl
in all the annals of crimeen toda la historia del crimen
never in the annals of human endeavournunca en la historia de los esfuerzos humanos

annals

[ˈænəlz] npl
[nation, field activity] → annales fpl
in the annals of sth → dans les annales de qch
(in titles)annales fpl

annals

plAnnalen pl; (of society etc)Bericht m; in all the annals of recorded historyin der gesamten bisherigen Geschichte

annals

[ˈænlz] nplannali mpl

annals

(ˈӕnlz) noun plural
yearly historical accounts of events. This king is mentioned several times in annals of the period.
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We shall keep our readers informed as to the progress of this enterprise, which has no precedent in the annals of exploration.
Then, emphasising his words with his loud voice and frequent gestures, he related the history of the Mormons from Biblical times: how that, in Israel, a Mormon prophet of the tribe of Joseph published the annals of the new religion, and bequeathed them to his son Mormon; how, many centuries later, a translation of this precious book, which was written in Egyptian, was made by Joseph Smith, junior, a Vermont farmer, who revealed himself as a mystical prophet in 1825; and how, in short, the celestial messenger appeared to him in an illuminated forest, and gave him the annals of the Lord.
The annals of this short-lived era of despair make bloody reading.
One of the wildest of these stories related to a Yellow Diamond-- a famous gem in the native annals of India.
These Annals of the English Stage, from Thomas Betterton to Edmund [74] Kean, are full of the colours of life in their most emphatic and motley contrasts, as is natural in proportion as the stage itself concentrates and artificially intensifies the character and conditions of ordinary life.
Their short and simple annals could be eked out by confidences which would not appreciably enrich the materials of the literary history of their time, and it seems better to leave them to the imagination of such posterity as they may reach.
He must attain and maintain that lofty sight where facts yield their secret sense, and poetry and annals are alike.
No less than one hundred and twenty rebellions are recorded in our annals, besides minor outbreaks numbered at two hundred and thirty-five; and they have all ended thus.
The case is unparalleled in the annals of this court, and this court thinks--"
The ribs were hung with trophies; the vertebrae were carved with Arsacidean annals, in strange hieroglyphics; in the skull, the priests kept up an unextinguished aromatic flame, so that the mystic head again sent forth its vapory spout; while, suspended from a bough, the terrific lower jaw vibrated over all the devotees, like the hair-hung sword that so affrighted damocles.
Writers there are who say the first adventure he met with was that of Puerto Lapice; others say it was that of the windmills; but what I have ascertained on this point, and what I have found written in the annals of La Mancha, is that he was on the road all day, and towards nightfall his hack and he found themselves dead tired and hungry, when, looking all around to see if he could discover any castle or shepherd's shanty where he might refresh himself and relieve his sore wants, he perceived not far out of his road an inn, which was as welcome as a star guiding him to the portals, if not the palaces, of his redemption; and quickening his pace he reached it just as night was setting in.
From the disorders that disfigure the annals of those republics the advocates of despotism have drawn arguments, not only against the forms of republican government, but against the very principles of civil liberty.

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