verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- retrospective falsification,
Origin of retrospect
Examples from the Web for retrospect
To say this is not to ignore its radical character, especially in retrospect.
“In retrospect, I think we were both surprised,” recalled Singh.As 30-Year Anniversary of Mass Killings in India Arrives, Sikhs Find Safety in USA|Simran Jeet Singh|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In retrospect, 2009 and 2010 were halcyon days in the Middle East, now that we seem just one horseman short of an apocalypse.
“Only in retrospect did we appreciate our good fortune in being part of a utopian experiment in American journalism,” she writes.
He struck many people there, at the time, not in retrospect, as arrogant and cold.
But now, as we view the present and retrospect the past, who may say that all has not turned out for the best?Reminiscences of a Rebel|Wayland Fuller Dunaway
During a week unmeasurably long in retrospect, all six of the party had found the ease and sureness of physical acclimation.West Of The Sun|Edgar Pangborn
One could never hope when night came to glance back over the day and see in retrospect a finished piece of work.The Wall Between|Sara Ware Bassett
There can be no harm in these confessions to-day, for we have grown far enough beyond that period to laugh at it in retrospect.Socialism|John Spargo
I had turned away from the retrospect, when an exclamation from Slingsby called me to look once more.Adventures on the Roof of the World|Mrs. Aubrey Le Blond
Word Origin for retrospect
c.1600, "a regard or reference" (to something), from Latin retrospectum, past participle of retrospicere "look back," from retro- "back" (see retro-) + specere "look at" (see scope (n.1)). Meaning "survey of past events" is from 1660s.