- with contemplation of past situations, events, etc.: You should examine your relationship retrospectively.
- with retrospective effect; retroactively: The law operates retrospectively.
Origin of retrospectively
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Examples from the Web for retrospectively
But what happens once this retrospectively meager foreign aid money dries up?Obama Releases Aid To Palestinian Authority
Anna Lekas Miller
March 28, 2013
And if it's not the winning message now, how will it have retrospectively become the winning message on Wednesday morning?A Pre-Election Challenge for 'Real' Conservatives
November 2, 2012
This also for a time, much at his leisure, Adam Verver retrospectively fixed.The Golden Bowl
And, retrospectively, the schools must be conceded to have done wonders.Travels in South Kensington
Moncure Daniel Conway
Retrospectively she said she wanted to see all her ancestors from the beginning of time.
Retrospectively she stated, "I was so disgusted I went to bed—I just gave up hope."
Retrospectively she said later she thought her brother was a cardinal.