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historical present

noun, Grammar.
1.
the present tense used in narrating a past event as if happening at the time of narration.
Origin of historical present
1960-1965
First recorded in 1960-65
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British Dictionary definitions for historical present

historical present

noun
1.
the present tense used to narrate past events, usually employed in English for special effect or in informal use, as in a week ago I'm walking down the street and I see this accident
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