Definition of hindsight
: perception of the nature of an event after it has happened In hindsight, it's clear there were alternatives. Hindsight is twenty-twenty.
Examples of hindsight in a Sentence
It's easy for us to say that the war was wrong, but we have the advantage of hindsight.
Recent Examples of hindsight from the Web
That is how this era will be defined, in hindsight: as the era in which Real Madrid won, and won again, and won again.
A caveat, though: Unfortunately, this is only true in hindsight.
Regardless of what side economists fall on at the moment, knowing when exactly the economy has reached its full employment potential will only be knowable in hindsight.
But with the gift of hindsight, Hoy said the delay proved to be a blessing.
In hindsight, losing the deal was a stroke of good luck, given the overruns, glitches, and weak consumer interest that made the Orlando project a disaster for both Time Warner and SGI.
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HINDSIGHT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hindsight for English Language Learners
: the knowledge and understanding that you have about an event only after it has happened
HINDSIGHT Defined for Kids
Definition of hindsight for Students
: understanding of something only after it has happened
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