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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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Incidentally, it's a particularly interesting hexachord in Narrative in Retrospect because of the curious organization of that hexachord, which is very traditional.
Current retirees surveyed said that, in retrospect, a major issue for them was that they didn't understand investments, cited by 22 percent, compared with 17 percent of people not retired.
Borges comments that certain works can't be parodied because they are already self-parodic, and in retrospect I see that my piece reiterated what the ICA as an institution already did--does--to itself.
I am taking responsibility for the decision that I made, including the fact that I do not believe in retrospect that I adequately consulted with my colleagues,'' he said.
In retrospect, the use of children against police dogs and fire hoses seems an act of genius.
Other superior technology in Retrospect includes IncrementalPLUS(TM) backups for fast, lean backups to independent, rotating sets of media; single-pass point-in-time restores; automatic hardware configuration and optimization; seamless network backups; and Backup Server(TM), the only adaptive backup for notebook computers.
Dantz has continued to both refine and revolutionize backup technology in a series of releases, culminating in Retrospect 4.
1 and the new HFS+ Extended Format file system in Retrospect 4.
Backup Server technology is fully integrated with all of the other powerful features found in Retrospect and Retrospect Remote, such as versatile file selection; support for all Macintosh HFS volumes and over 150 different tape drives; full security, including DES data encryption (North America only); and support for both hardware and software data compression.
In retrospect, it appears that all of TCI's actions in our regard were calculated to assure TCI of total control and domination of our assets, software, patents and technology in order to enrich TCI and its affiliates, including Zing, at the expense of IN and IN shareholders.