What does hindsight mean?

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ˈhaɪndˌsaɪthind·sight

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hindsightnoun

    understanding the nature of an event after it has happened

    "hindsight is always better than foresight"

Wiktionary

  1. hindsightnoun

    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!

  2. hindsightnoun

    The rear sight of a firearm

Freebase

  1. Hindsight

    Hindsight is the second album by rapper John Reuben, released on May 21, 2002.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hindsight in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hindsight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of hindsight in a Sentence

  1. Joshua Levy:

    What they did do is they contracted withChristopher Steele. … This experienced British intelligence official came back with a report. That now in hindsight looks quite accurate.

  2. Real Live Preacher:

    Its not foresight or hindsight we need. We need sight, plain and simple. We need to see what is right in front of us.

  3. Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley:

    In hindsight Rory McIlroy would wish Rory McIlroy hadn't played that game of soccer but it could have happened to Rory McIlroy walking down the street, it wasn't a dirty tackle, the game wasn't played at a high tempo, Rory McIlroy just happened to be running and went over on Rory McIlroy ankle.

  4. Gina Haspel:

    While I won't condemn those that made those hard calls, and I have noted the valuable intelligence collected, the program ultimately did damage to our officers and our standing in the world, with the benefit of hindsight and my experience as a senior Agency leader, the enhanced interrogation program is not one the CIA should have undertaken. The United States must be an example to the rest of the world, and I support that.

  5. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio:

    I don't think George Bush would have moved forward on the invasion and he certainly wouldn't have congressional authority, but the presidents don't have the benefit of hindsight. You have to make difficult decisions based on the information that's before you at that moment.

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