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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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.
The octatonic scale also seems to be the basis for your hexachord [E F-sharp G B-flat C C-sharp] in Narrative in Retrospect and is used in the Chopin Ballade in G Minor.
Incidentally, it's a particularly interesting hexachord in Narrative in Retrospect because of the curious organization of that hexachord, which is very traditional.
then the first few notes of the "Ballade" theme quoted in Narrative in Retrospect.]
Now McNamara has changed his mind about talking and written In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam.
In Retrospect does, however, reveal one big lie: the fiction that President Kennedy was unaware that his administration was in the assassination business, with Fidel Castro as the usual target.
In retrospect it was the best gallery experience I ever had."
As Bolande remarks in retrospect: "Peter and Alan were much more commercially minded and tuned in to the changes taking place in the art world and the world of collecting."
The boycotters' initial goals appear in retrospect embarrassingly modest.
Bombed churches can seem romantic in retrospect; while they evoke suffering, they sing of righteousness and community as well.
In retrospect, the use of children against police dogs and fire hoses seems an act of genius.
In retrospect, it's proving very important to my practice--more so than the Tate project, a hermetic, introspective work that was, to some extent, the victim of its own success, so noisy and congested that viewers couldn't experience it as I'd intended.
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.