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in retrospect

 and in hindsight
reconsidering the past with the knowledge one now has. In retrospect, I would have gone to a better college. David realized, in hindsight, that he should have finished school.

in retrospect

Looking backward, reflecting on the past. For example, In retrospect, he regarded his move as the best thing he'd ever done. This idiom employs retrospect in the sense of "a view of the past." [Second half of 1600s]

in retrospect

In looking back on or reviewing the past.
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In hindsight, here have been relationships where I should have just had sex and then left it.
In Hindsight, a three-piece pop band from Nottingham, made up of brothers Michael Newcombe (19, lead vocals, bass) and Daniel Newcombe (16, drums, keyboard, vocals), and close friend Isaac Anderson (19, guitar, vocals) will be taking to the stage.
In Hindsight, who are tipped for a successful career in the music industry, will host a gig at 2pm at the Unity City Academy in east Middlesbrough, whilst raising awareness on drug and alcohol abuse.
Detective Inspector Paul Grounds said: Roby Road is a busy thoroughfare and I would appeal for people, if they were out and about at that time and think they saw anything that in hindsight seems suspicious, to contact us with information.
An early goal of the season candidate against Tottenham Hotspur has largely epitomised his transition, but Phelan maintains in hindsight the talented midfielder's move down south was the best solution for all parties involved.
Asked how he felt in hindsight about Kris Commons' decision to quit in the wake of the sacrifices made by the likes of Martin, Strachan added: "I'd rather talk about the people who wanted to be there and who were there.
In hindsight, John Terry would have focused on his home, rather than his away form.
In hindsight, we should have more aggressively pulled lessons learned from early fleet do-it-yourself installations in Central Command's area of operations.
In hindsight, we anticipate the liberal politics that will mobilize behind the failed assumption that the country will invest in the condition of women or workers or the environment with the same moral vigor that led to the successes of King's civil rights movements.
In hindsight, I should have silenced that rest better before the hunt, even though it did not seem so important then.
Anelka has since said in hindsight he should have stayed at Arsenal and he is determined to shed his bad-boy image.
Still, analysts and investors made it clear they disapproved, and Emulex officials said afterward that, in hindsight, they would have handled the release differently.
RIVLIN: In hindsight, there are a lot of things that should have been done differently, in terms of perhaps the international powers not recognizing the risks of liberalizing capital markets.
Rachlinski, A Positive Psychological Theory of Judging in Hindsight, 65 U.
Clinton's strategy: It's not clear, even in hindsight, that Clinton and his legal team had a coherent strategy other than stall, stonewall, delay, and win at the last possible moment, all the while ignoring that such a course could inflict maximum damage on the presidency.