in retrospect
phrasal in considering the past or a past event

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • in retrospect — ► in retrospect when looking back on a past event; with hindsight. Main Entry: ↑retrospect …   English terms dictionary

  • in retrospect — in retrospect, we can see that more guards should have been installed at the front gate Syn: looking back, on reflection, on reexamination, in/with hindsight …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • in retrospect — LOOKING BACK, on reflection, in/with hindsight. → retrospect * * * in retrospect phrase considering something that happened in the past, using knowledge or information that you did not have at that time In retrospect, we should never have allowed …   Useful english dictionary

  • in retrospect — considering something that happened in the past, using knowledge or information that you did not have at that time In retrospect, we should never have allowed that to happen …   English dictionary

  • in retrospect —    This expression refers to a past situation or event, particularly if your present opinion is different from the one you had at the time.     In retrospect, we were not aware of the effects on the environment …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • in retrospect — looking back on something that happened. I think that, in retrospect, we were wrong to insist that she move to an apartment …   New idioms dictionary

  • in retrospect — when looking back on a past event or situation; with hindsight. → retrospect …   English new terms dictionary

  • in retrospect — looking back, in hindsight …   English contemporary dictionary

  • in retrospect — adverb Looking back on the past or past events …   Wiktionary

  • in retrospect — idi on evaluating the past; upon reflection …   From formal English to slang

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