in retrospect


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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.
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.
In retrospect, the use of children against police dogs and fire hoses seems an act of genius.