Definitions for retrospectˈrɛ trəˌspɛkt
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contemplation of things past
review, look back, retrospect(verb)
look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events); remember
"she reviewed her achievements with pride"
consideration of past times
To look or refer back to; to reflect on
Origin: retrospectum, from retrospicio.
to look backward; hence, to affect or concern what is past
a looking back on things past; view or contemplation of the past
Origin: [L. retrospicere; retro back + specere, spectum, to look. See Spy, and cf. Expect.]
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Evil is obvious only in retrospect.
Travel is only glamorous in retrospect.
The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect.
Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.
In retrospect, all these exercises in self-gratification seem pure fantasy, what Pascal called, licking the earth.
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