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.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ret′rō-spekt, or rē′-, n. a looking back: a contemplation of the past: the past.—n. Retrospec′tion, the act or faculty of looking back on the past.—adj. Retrospec′tive.—adv. Retrospec′tively. [L. retrospectus, pa.p. of retrospicĕre—retro, back, specĕre, to look.]
The numerical value of retrospect in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of retrospect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
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.
So much of our time is preparation, so much is routine, and so much retrospect, that the path of each man's genius contracts itself to a very few hours.
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