Definitions for hindsight
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understanding the nature of an event after it has happened
"hindsight is always better than foresight"
Realisation or understanding of the significance and nature of events after they have occurred
When you read "Seven Little Rabbits" at age 6 and read it again 15 years later, the hindsight you've developed in the time between will make you look at and think of the book much differently than you did the first time!
The rear sight of a firearm
Hindsight bias, also known as the knew-it-all-along phenomenon or creeping determinism, is the common tendency for people to perceive past events as having been more predictable than they actually were. People often believe that after an event has occurred, they would have predicted or perhaps even would have known with a high degree of certainty what the outcome of the event would have been before the event occurred. Hindsight bias may cause distortions of memories of what was known or believed before an event occurred, and is a significant source of overconfidence regarding an individual's ability to predict the outcomes of future events. Examples of hindsight bias can be seen in the writings of historians describing outcomes of battles, physicians recalling clinical trials, and in judicial systems as individuals attribute responsibility on the basis of the supposed predictability of accidents.In some countries, 20/20 indicates normal visual acuity at 20 feet, from which derives the idiom "hindsight is 20/20".
Hindsight refers to the understanding or realization of an event or situation after it has happened or developed. It's often referred to as the ability to understand, from a later perspective, an earlier occurrence or situation, typically with the realization that one could have handled it better with the knowledge that is now available.
Hindsight is the second album by rapper John Reuben, released on May 21, 2002.
The numerical value of hindsight in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of hindsight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Hindsight is always twenty-twenty.
This Ryder Cup will be played in the manner in which Davis Love III and I respect each other. We've been friends for such a long time ; I hold Davis in the highest regard... probably one of the best gentlemen in our sport, the Solheim Cup was The Solheim Cup. What Suzann did was correct in The Rules of Golf, but in the spirit of the game, it was wrong. And she admitted that on Monday with hindsight. Hindsight is always a wonderful thing.
Get rid of imagined guilt. You did the best you could at the time, all things considered. If you made mistakes, learn to accept that we are all imperfect. Only hindsight is 20-20. If you are convinced that you have real guilt, consider professional or spiritual counseling (with a competent and trustworthy counselor). If you believe in God a pastor can help you believe also in God's forgiveness.
20/20 hindsight only proves you know how to polish a rear view mirror
Just found my account after 2 years, what little impact I have made. In hindsight I didn’t do much to push for change... but then again what did you do?
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- بعد فوات الأوانArabic
- im NachhineinGerman
- comprensión retrospectiva, a posterioriSpanish
- واپس نگریPersian
- jälkiviisaus, jälkikäteen ajateltunaFinnish
- rétrospectivement, avec le recul, reculFrench
- senno di poiItalian
- Achteraf gezienDutch
- retrospecto, [[em]] [[retrospecto]]Portuguese
- взгляд в прошлоеRussian
- i efterhand, efterklokhetSwedish
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