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in retrospect

Considering or analyzing the past, with the knowledge that one has now. In retrospect, we shouldn't have invested so heavily in one sector, but there's no way we could have known about some of the risks. It's one of those lessons that you can really only learn in retrospect.

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 ˈretrospect

thinking about a past event or situation, often with a different opinion of it from the one you had at the time: In retrospect, I think that I was wrong.The decision seems extremely odd, in retrospect.

in retrospect

In looking back on or reviewing the past.
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When such a respected and widely-used application as EMC Retrospect gets its first UI overhaul in more than ten years, we recognize that changes will be required after the public spends some time with the initial release," said Eric Ullman, director of product management for Retrospect.
The release is modular in operation, tied together by the Retrospect 8.
Industry-leading Iomega storage devices provide tremendous capacity and dependability for storing all of a user's files while Mozy and Retrospect Express work seamlessly with each other so the user has both regular local backups of all files as well as an extra level of security and remote access for files stored online," continued Huberman.
In retrospect, we did not fully understand the complexity of ACG, and it quickly became the critical-path item in fielding the first production hardware.
That's really what you were saying about the Narrative in Retrospect, that the diminished seventh chord is the permeating sound in both the Chopin [Ballade in G Minor, which is quoted in the Narrative in Retrospect] and in my work.
In 52 cases, a pair of physicians who had initially read the results hadn't noticed developing cancers that, in retrospect, were visible on the breast images.
In retrospect, what was identified on the ultrasound as a gallbladder with stones and sludge was likely fat in the porta hepatis with shadowing from the surgical clips.
The newest version of Dantz Development Corporation's backup and restore software, Retrospect 6.
It signals, in retrospect, three subsequent decades of professional twilight--a lonely furrow with occasional obeisance from New York's avant-garde--but also of consistently dedicated, little-known work.
For years, I've recommended a program called Retrospect from Dantz Development.
Dantz Development Corporation, a provider of backup and restore software, has launched the Dantz Retrospect 6.
Set in East Texas during the Depression, the novel is a coming-of-age story told in retrospect by Harry Crane, who as an 11-year-old discovers a gruesome corpse.
The chapter on Uncle Tom's Cabin (a Civil War novel only in retrospect, as Young forthrightly grants) deals with Topsy (the book's main character also only in retrospect, as stage versions of the novel make her the target of racist humor).
This revolutionary optimism, however misplaced it may be read in retrospect, was not completely lacking in material foundation.
Two performances of the nine that I viewed stood out at the time and continue to make a strong impression in retrospect.