Definition of in retrospect in English:

in retrospect

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  • When looking back on a past event or situation; with hindsight.

    ‘perhaps, in retrospect, I shouldn't have gone’
    • ‘You wonder if perhaps, in retrospect, he wished he had stayed in the wings.’
    • ‘Is there anything about it that you would have done differently, in retrospect?’
    • ‘He's fat, he drinks, he swears, sometimes he waves a pistol around; but in retrospect, life with Nigel seems a golden age.’
    • ‘It was only in retrospect that her school years seemed dull.’
    • ‘Of course teenage ennui is deliciously enjoyable - but only in retrospect.’
    • ‘Yet in retrospect, it is clear that problems were arising even then.’
    • ‘Gradually I began to regain my calm, and the whole adventure seemed dim and almost humorous in retrospect.’
    • ‘As economists and traders would agree, the most accurate insight into trends is viewed in retrospect.’
    • ‘The balance is just right and in retrospect, it seems bizarre that this film was in danger of not being released after current events over the past few years.’
    • ‘Looking back at my junior high years, most of the things that felt like a big deal at the time seem trivial in retrospect.’
    looking back, thinking back, on reflection, on re-examination, in hindsight, with hindsight
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