Definition of 'retrospect'
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In retrospect it looks almost like a portent. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)In retrospect it seems a knockdown price and the sale was not put out to competitive tender. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Her fight with the unions was not as predictable as it seemed in retrospect. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We all have triggers that make us do things that in retrospect we would prefer not to have done. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Although in retrospect that seems unlikely. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In retrospect, this may have been due to an increased exposure to exhaust fumes. An Alternative Approach to Allergies (1990)In retrospect, maybe we should have seen it coming. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In retrospect, one other exchange stands out. THE LAST PARTY: Britpop, Blair and the demise of English rock (2003)In retrospect all looks smooth and obvious - the founders at one. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In retrospect, maybe this was the wrong thing to shout. Times, Sunday Times (2007)In retrospect, this looks like a particularly shrewd piece of management. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In retrospect, it looks as if there were too many conflicts of interest going on. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Like most critical moments in human history, it seems in retrospect to have been both. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)In retrospect, this seems slightly odd. Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet (2007)In retrospect, that seemed too simple. Times, Sunday Times (2009)In retrospect, it seemed like the one joyful moment in the long months of captivity. PERDITA: The Life of Mary Robinson (2004)In retrospect, it looked inevitable. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In retrospect, it looks like a pretty good balance in putting a bottom under the economy without adding too much debt. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It wasn't exactly a gushing torrent, but in retrospect maybe it was crucial. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It looks, in retrospect, like a ruse that went badly wrong. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It seemed histrionic then and, in retrospect, it seems absurd. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Enigma ends on a high you couldn't possibly predict, yet which seems inevitable in retrospect. Times, Sunday Times (2009) Looks simple in retrospect to have sold at the top, but it didn't seem that way then. Times, Sunday Times (2008)One may laugh in retrospect; at the time I was frankly terrified. A BOOK OF LANDS AND PEOPLES (2003)
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